BPJS Ketenagakerjaan president director Agus Susanto speaking during the 44th state-owned enterprise marketing forum ion Jakarta on Friday (29/04). (Photo courtesy of BPJS Ketenagakerjaan)

BPJS Ketenagakerjaan Hosts Forum to Promote Government Projects

BY :RATRI M. SINIWI

MAY 02, 2016

Jakarta. The social security administration for employment, BPJS Ketenagakerjaan, hosted the 44th state-owned enterprise marketing forum in Jakarta on Friday (29/04) to discuss the financing of government infrastructure.

The forum, known as the BUMN Marketers Club (BMC), acts a communication platform between the marketing divisions of national and provincial state-owned companies. It enables them to share innovative ideas on how to improve marketing strategies.

BPJS Ketenagakerjaan investment director Krishna Syarif noted that one of the agency's strategies in fund management was to increase investment exposure in the real-estate industry.

According to Krishna, this strategy was introduced as an alternative to promoting government priority programs, which involve the building of 1 million homes and other infrastructure, in a cooperation between banks, state-owned enterprises and developers.

"This year, our target is to invite BUMN [state-owned enterprises], banks and developers who have fulfilled the specified criteria to participate in this program," Krishna said in a statement.

According to BPJS Ketenagakerjaan president director Agus Susanto, the inter-company activity is a supportive platform for exchanging ideas for ensuring future progress in state-owned enterprises.

"We are working towards better protection of all workers, including employees of state-owned enterprises, who are also required to participate in our programs. These programs are Jaminan Hari Tua [retirement savings scheme], Jaminan Kecelakaan Kerja [insurance for work-related accidents], Jaminan Kematian [life insurance] and Jaminan Pensiun [old-age pensions]," Agus said in a statement.

BPJS Ketenagakerjaan hosted the forum to build better rapport between the top management officials of state-owned enterprise, as they are participants in the BPJS Ketenagakerjaan program. The forum also aims to widen the inter-company network to better implement government programs.

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