DPDd supports dispatch of migrant workers to jordan

Jakarta, June 7 (ANTARA News) – The Regional Representative Council (DPD) supports the dispatch of Indonesian migrant workers to Jordan, the council noted in a press statement here on Thursday.

Committee III of the DPD has undertaken a visit to Jordan on June 2-7, 2018, to evaluate the implementation of Law No. 18 of 2017 on Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers.

The committees visit reinforces the potential of sending Indonesian migrant workers to Jordan, it stated.

Led by Fahira Idris, the Indonesian delegation visited the Griya Sionggah of the Indonesian Embassy in Amman and held a dialog with several stakeholders in the manpower sector.

The delegation held a dialog with the Anti Human Trafficking Unit and Tamkeen non-governmental organization, among others, in a bid to increase protection for migrant workers in Jordan.

They also embarked on a visit to one of the biggest garment industries in Jordan. During a meeting with the garment factorys director, the Indonesian delegation highlighted the fact that Indonesia had numerous skilled workers in the garment sector.

Indonesian skilled workers had been trained at the governments training center and had undergone a competence test.

According to the DPD, the Indonesian delegations visit was a follow up to the meeting between the Indonesian ambassador to Amman and the association of garment businesses in Jordan.

The garment industry is one of the fastest growing industrial sectors, and the demand for skilled workers in the garment field continues to increase. The number of skilled workers in this industry sector reaches approximately 70 thousand, of which 75 percent are foreign migrant workers and 25 percent are Jordanians.

Indonesian Ambassador in Amman Andy Rachmianto believes this is a potential opportunity for Indonesia.

Rachmianto noted that in order to initiate the plan to send migrant workers in this sector, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Indonesia and Jordan will be inked and will also serve as a legal umbrella for the dispatch of labor in other formal sectors.

“In the near future, we will submit a draft MoU on the dispatch of formal Indonesian labor to the Minister of Labor,” he revealed.

Labor Attach? of the Indonesian Embassy in Amman Suseno Hadi stated that in general, the job market potential in Jordan for Indonesian formal sector workers was considered to be quite low. This is in line with the National Employment Strategy for the 2011-2020 period.

Through the policy, Jordan will reduce the use of labor of other countries. However, in some industrial sectors, including garment, the need for skilled labor continues to rise in line with the continued growth in the industry.

Source: ANTARA News