Djasarmen Purba: The idea of Maritime Axle should be responded seriously

As the world's largest archipelago in the world, Indonesia should change the development paradigm from land to sea. "The idea of a maritime axle must be responded seriously because we are so rich that the sea could increase state revenues. The government should support the national shipping system that embodies the sea toll. Focusing on the development of the sea is a new step, "said Chairman of the Working Team (Timja) Marine Bill Committee II of the House of Regional Representatives (DPD) Djasarmen Purba (Senator of Riau Islands) in DPD Building, Senayan, Jakarta, Thursday (18/9).

Embodies the maritime axle idea is urgent concerning 70 percent of Asia-Pacific economic activity is through Indonesian waters. Therefore, it takes a separate law that a legal umbrella to unify the protection of economic activities in Indonesian waters. "Right now, speaking of maritime, it means dealing with immigration, police, customs, and many agencies. There are 21 laws related to the sea. It is not a single command. As a result, the problem solving is ineffective. "

Therefore, the intent and purpose of the Bill (RUU) of Marine is to be along with the idea of realizing the idea of maritime axle. Moreover, a number of provinces such as Riau Archipelago with Maluku, North Maluku, North Sulawesi, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), Bangka Belitung required calculation of the maritime area and the accelerated development of the islands. "This is a great opportunity for the province characterized by islands to pursue their loss," he said.

If the development paradigm is approved, it will require the Maritime Coordinating Minister that oversee the Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, and the Ministry of Industry and Maritime Infrastructure.

Committee II DPD finalized and submitted the Marine Draft Bill along with academic texts to the Commission IV of the House of Representatives (DPR) and the Government (Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries) in the meeting room of Commission IV DPR on 15 September 2014. The working meeting (raker) the third party agreed to form a special team (Timsus) and a schedule to discuss the bill. The government also submitted a list of inventory problem (DIM) to DPR dan DPD.

18 September 2014