JAKARTA, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Officials from China and Indonesia held a seminar here on Monday to discuss foreigners' work permit in Indonesia.
The seminar titled "Policy and Procedure for Foreign Workers in Indonesia" was jointly held by the Chinese embassy in Indonesia and Coordinating Ministry for economy Affairs of Indonesia.
Speaking at the seminar, Minister Counselor (Economic & Commercial) of the Chinese embassy Wang Liping said that despite the rapid development of China-Indonesia relations, there are still some challenges. Among them was the untimely issuance of work permit for staff of Chinese companies in Indonesia.
He said the two sides should address it accordingly, expecting that a balance between the phenomenal Chinese investors' influx and adequacy of permit issuance for Chinese skilled workers can be achieved in Indonesia.
Wang called for enhancing cooperation between China and Indonesia on human resources training to fill up the need for skilled workers operating the Chinese projects.
Meanwhile, Deputy Minister for International Economic and Financial Cooperation of the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs Rizal Effendi Lukman said that Indonesia now has simplified procedures to apply working permit for foreign workers, including from China, that can be conducted online.
Rizal said the new simplified application process is now directly linked to the immigration office after the applicants submitted their applications to the manpower ministry through the online service.
"It would very much ease Chinese investors require for Chinese nationals to carry out their jobs here. Giving convenient and rapid service on working is our government hope," he added.
He also lauded Wang's proposal to enhance human resources training which would benefit Indonesia as more local people can be recruited to work in Chinese projects here.