The Ministry of Housing and General Works (PUPR) Points West Lombok as the Construction Training Pilot.

August 5th, 2018

The Ministry of Housing and General Works makes the district of West Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat, as the pilot training project and competence test of the construction workers.

“The number of skilled workmen was the reason why the Ministry chose the district of West Lombok compared than the other districts,” said the Director of Infrastructure Investment of the General Director of Construction the Ministry of PUPR, H. Masrianto, after the opening of debriefing competence test for 1000 certified construction workmen, in West Lombok, Tuesday (5/8/2018).

He said that the training activities and the competence test could indirectly increase the competitiveness in the construction sector with the other countries.

If the workmen own certificate of the competence test then they can work in the entire regions even working in the other countries

Therefore, Masrianto has asked the Office of General Works and Spatial Planning West Lombok District to re-record the workmen in order to propose more workmen to be certified.

“Please, re-record the workmen data so that it can be proposed in the next fiscal year,” he said.

Furthermore, he said that the target of the construction workmen who will be given debriefing and competence test are 1200 people from 10 sub-district in West Lombok District.

Masrianto expected through this activity, it will be able to improve the capability and quality of the workmen especially in building construction sector.

The goal is as the breakthrough acceleration of the national labor development. Not only that thing, but also to produce competent workmen who are competent in the construction sector.

“If they already have the capabilities and skill that appropriate to the standards, of course they can compete both nationally and internationally,” he said.

Meanwhile,  the temporary regent official of West Lombok, H. Saswadi, welcomed the activities that were initiated by the official of PUTR West Lombok District,  together with the Ministry of Housing and General Works and construction service center region IV surabaya,  as well as the Development Agency of Construction services NTB province (LPJKP).

According to him, the certificate which will be obtained by the workmen who were participants of debriefing and competence test was very important because it had multidimensional benefit, especially improving self quality to be more capable.

Likewise, infrastructure development is urgently needed in the framework of economic growth where the entire development sectors need human resources who have good competence.

At this time,  the number of workmen in West Lombok District,  from the various qualification are 3.160 people and only 196 people who have been certified.

“Certificates are still needed for thousands workmen. Through this training, we hope that the need of high competence and certified workmen in the West Lombok will be fulfilled gradually,” said Saswadi.

Sourced by : Antara NTB

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