President Yudhoyono Declares Waters Conservation Areas

08 July, 2013 | Source: Antara News

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has declared 20 million hectares of Indonesian waters conservation areas which will be managed effectively until 2020 to support sustainable development in the country.

Therefore the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry has set itself a target to absorb at least 2,400 workers at around 76 waters conservation areas in 2014.

"We have set ourselves a target to absorb some 2,400 professional workers to manage 76 waters conservation areas across the country in 2014," Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Sharif Cicip Sutardjo said during the launch of Special Work Competence Standard (SK3) for the Management of Waters Conservation Areas here on Wednesday.

Sharif explained that to improve the competency of human resources in the field of marine and fisheries was very important in the framework of realizing the nation′s food security through the blue economic-based industrialization.

According to the minister, the Special Work Competence Standard
was the instrument for creating jobs for professionals in marine and fisheries field.

"Every professional worker is expected to attract around 10 other professionals to manage the business of tourism, marine culture, creative industry, public education, transportation service, recreational fishing, and to become sea safety officer, marine contractor, taxonomist, marine social scientist and others," Sharif said.

On the occasion the marine and fisheries minister also submitted
the document of Special Work Competence Standard to ambassadors, regional government representatives, and the agent of waters conservation areas.

He said the Special Work Competence Standard had a number of main indicators that covered knowledge, skills, work ethic of each responsible professional.

"With the Special Work Competence Standard, the purpose of waters conservation areas for people′s welfare is expected to be realized through the creation of jobs for responsible and competent professionals to manage the areas," Sharif said.


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