June 26, 2020, 11.57 PM

“We will monitor their health protocols and also immigration-related requirements. Once again, this is included in Indonesia’s Ministry of Manpower regulations. There are some national strategic projects that require foreign workers,” said Ida Fauziyah.

Opportunities for Indonesian workers

The recent entry of Chinese workers in Indonesia in Sulawesi is hoped to provide plenty of employment to local or Indonesian workers.

“The arrival of foreign workers is hoped to open up job opportunities for Indonesian workers hence reducing the unemployment rate,” said Ida Fauziyah on June 25.

Around 500 Chinese workers were flown in to work at a smelter factory in Konawe, Southeast Sulawesi.

Read also: Coronavirus Pandemic Seen Pushing Up to 5 Million Indonesian Workers Out of Jobs

They have been hired by PT Virtue Dragon Nickel Industry and PT Obsidian Stainless Steel in Sulawesi.

The workers are involved in the building of a factory or the installation of the factory’s infrastructure.

The Indonesia government has reassured the public that the Chinese workers are highly skilled engineers and technicians.

The information was shared by Indonesia’s Ministry of Manpower’s Aris Wahyudi on June 18.

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