Construction of Ainun Hospital in line with procedures: govt

Gorontalo The Head of Gorontalo Province’s Planning, Research and Development Agency (Bapppeda), Budiyanto Sidiki, said on Wednesday that the construction of the Ainun Habibie Hospital with the scheme of the Government and Business Entity Cooperation (PPP) was carried out in accordance with procedures.

“If there are people who are unsure or doubtful about this mechanism, I suggest that you check directly with the relevant ministries in the joint secretariat office. The PPP technical guidance issue is in Bappenas (National Development Planning Agency) while the AP payment issue is at the Ministry of Home Affairs, regarding which company will become the implementing agency for the procurement mechanism at LKPP (the Government Goods / Services Procurement Policy Agency),” he said in Gorontalo. He felt that he did not need to respond to any criticism or rejection that was conveyed through the media. According to him, everyone can have different perceptions about the cooperation scheme for building the Ainun Habibie Hospital.

Budi only ensured that the mechanism that has been pursued by the Gorontalo Provincial Government has been in accordance with the applicable regulations. He added that coordination with all the ministries / institutions related to the Ainun Hahibie Hospital matter continued.

The rule in question is the policy of the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, in the Presidential Regulation Number 38 of 2015 concerning cooperation between the Government and Business Entities in the Provision of Infrastructure. The rules are more technical in PPN / Bappenas Regulation No. 4 of 2015 concerning Procedures for Implementing Government Cooperation with Business Entities in the Provision of Infrastructure.

There is also the Head Regulation of LKPP (he Government Goods / Services Procurement Policy Agency) Number 19 Year 2015 concerning Procedures for the Implementation of Procurement of Government Cooperation Enterprises and Business Entities in Infrastructure Provision, PMK Number 190 / PMK.08 / 2015 concerning Payment of Availability of Services in the Framework of Government Cooperation with Business Entities in Infrastructure Provision.

He also mentioned Permendagri (the Minister of Home Affairs Regulation) Number 96 of 2016 concerning Procedures for Availability Payment in the Framework of Regional Government Cooperation with Business Entities for the Provision of Infrastructure in the Regions.

“In principle, the government respects every opinion that exists. That is fine, but if you want to discuss the rules and how the PPP is proceeding, you should immediately check with the relevant ministry. The process is open and everyone can find out,” he said.

Source: Antara News