1NEWS, Deputy Chairman of the DPD RI Nono Sampono stated that Indonesia needed to reorient its strategy on national development, namely that it should no longer be based on the continental, because there are eight provinces based on islands, two in the West and six in the East.
“We have to harmonize or equalize the direction of development policies. We have to do the principle of justice, we must side with the eight provinces of this archipelago,” said Nono when he was a resource person in the Senator’s Chat discussion entitled “Development of the Archipelago Region in Optimizing the Potential of the Maritime State at the Media Center of the DPR, the Parliament complex, Jakarta, Wednesday (29/29/2011). 9/2021).
However, said Nono, the bill, which has been championed for the fourth time or for the fourth period, has not yet received a serious response from the government.
“We hope that there will be a response from the government to be able to discuss this bill as soon as possible so that it can be completed and then we can optimize maritime affairs, especially regarding the conditions of development in the islands and coastal areas,” he said.
According to him, there are important issues that must be answered, namely that there are several areas, especially the archipelago, which should be a serious problem.
“There is a disparity, if we look at the disparity in our development both between regions, especially between Java and Outside Java, large islands and those based on islands, there are serious problems there,” he explained.
Nono said that talking about the Archipelago Regional Bill must have a correlation with the formation of Indonesia as the world’s maritime axis. On that basis, the DPD RI really hopes that the Archipelago Regional Bill will be finalized.
“Indonesia as the world’s maritime axis, is not just a vision and ideals, but also related to doctrine, so Indonesia must be built as a maritime power, because basically, geographically, it is clear that Indonesia is the largest archipelagic country in the world,” said Nono.
This discussion is still in the atmosphere of the 17th anniversary of the Regional Representative Council of the Republic of Indonesia (DPD-RI). The Obras Discussion event was also attended by Keynote Speaker, Chairman of DPD RI AA LaNyalla Mahmud Mattaliti, Deputy Chair I of DPD RI, Dr. Nono Sampono, M.Si, Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Council of the Republic of Indonesia Willy Aditya, S.Fil, MDM, Secretary General of the Association of Indonesian Archipelago and Coastal Governments (ASPEKSINDO).[TIM]