SOEs Not Monopolized National Projects

By : Ridwan And Aldo Bella Putra | Thursday, September 14 2017 - 22:00 IWST

Ketua Umum BPP HIPMI Bahlil Lahadalia
Ketua Umum BPP HIPMI Bahlil Lahadalia

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - The SOE Institute Synergy rejects the view that the role of State-Owned Enterprises is considered to be monopolizing on various national projects, considering it prioritizes national interests and welfare.

"The context of the monopoly should not be measured by limiting large and small numbers in national projects, but on the general concept of a job from upstream to downstream," said Executive Director of SOE Institute Synergy Achmad Yunus in a written statement received by Redaction in Jakarta on Thursday (14 / 9/2017)

This was conveyed in response to the statement of the Chairman of HIPMI Bahlil Dahalia related to SOE business activities that are considered to be monopolizing, hindering private participation in national development activities.

Synergy SOE Institute is a study institute owned by the Federation of Workers Union Synergy BUMN which is an affiliate of 37 Unions in the environment of SOEs.

In a written statement, Yunus said that currently in the process of national projects is not true BUMNs monopolize in the production of all components, private participation is very open to participate in doing some work on a national project.

National strategic projects are implemented for national interests, therefore they should be undertaken by SOEs. It should be viewed ideologically; the background of the establishment of BUMN is the implementation of Article 33 of the 1945 Constitution, especially for the control of the important branches of production and affects the livelihood of the public.

BUMN is an extension of the state, strengthening SOEs through national strategic project works is a form of state sovereignty. The Indonesian nation was born with the concept of a welfare state that prioritizes collective welfare, not individualistic and not liberal.

The role of the private sector needs to be regulated so that the spirit of putting forward the collective welfare through state-owned enterprises is maintained, the nation avoids the influence of neoliberal that tends to weaken the role of the state, handing the economic system to the market which automatically will prioritize the interests and welfare of individuals or groups.

This will further expand the social inequality, the rich get richer and the poor get rid of it.

Mentioned, state-owned proved to present solutions in various problems of the nation, for example, currently Pertamina recorded a loss of about Rp 12 trillion due to a national fuel price mission and whether the private sector is able to do so.

He questioned whether any adverse project but the Government's mission should be done by the state-owned enterprises while profitable projects should be left to the private sector.

If so, then the concept of collective welfare will disappear and each will race to achieve individualistic welfare, the gap is widespread.

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