Bureaucratic reforms affect competitiveness of Indonesia

Bureaucratic reforms affect competitiveness of Indonesia

Menteri Kelautan dan Perikanan (FOTO ANTARA/Ujang Zaelani)

getting increasingly urgent
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Bureaucratic reforms in various sectors, including marine and fisheries, must be expedited to improve the competitiveness of Indonesia, according to Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Sharif Cicip Sutardjo.

"The need for bureaucratic reforms in getting increasingly urgent because they have a direct impact on the competitiveness of Indonesia, both at regional and international levels," he said here during the weekend.

"Based on the Global Competitiveness Report 2011-12 issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Indonesia ranks 46 among 142 countries, which is quite discouraging," Sharif added.

"The bureaucratic reforms deal not only with the structure of organization, but also with its work culture, which involves discipline, commitment to performance, and a fair system of reward and punishment," he noted.

Sharif pointed out that the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries had announced a "Zone of Integrity" programme, which was was aimed at achieving and promoting corruption-free areas.