Jakarta, CNN Indonesia –
House of Representatives (DPR) RI approved the merger of the Ministry of Research and Technology (Ministry of Research and Technology) to the Ministry of Education and Culture (Ministry of Education and Culture) as well as the establishment of the Ministry of Investment.
The approval was taken at the DPR Plenary Meeting which took place at the Parliament Complex, Senayan, Jakarta on Friday (9/4).
“Can the results of the decision of the Bamus meeting to replace the consultation meeting on the consideration of merging and forming ministries be approved?” asked Dasco.
“Agreed,” answered the board members who were present.
Dasco explained, the decision to grant approval for the government’s plan to merge the Ministry of Research and Technology with the Ministry of Education and Culture and form the Ministry of Investment was given after it received Presidential Letter Number R-14 / Pres / 03/2021 regarding Considerations for Changing the Ministry.
The letter was then discussed at the Consultation Meeting to replace the DPR’s Deliberative Council Meeting (Bamus) on Thursday (8/4).
“According to the results of the consultation meeting to replace the Bamus meeting on April 8, 2021, which discussed and agreed on: a. Merging some of the duties and functions of the Ministry of Research and Technology to the Ministry of Education and Culture so that it becomes the Ministry of Education and Technology and Research and Technology. [dan] b. The establishment of the Ministry of Investment is to increase investment and create jobs, “said Dasco.
The DPR Plenary Session today was attended by only 288 DPR members. Based on the attendance report of DPR members read by Dasco at the opening of the DPR Plenary Session, it is known that 287 DPR members were absent.
“Based on the secretariat’s records, 232 virtual and 56 physical. Attended by all factions in the DPR RI. Thus the quorum has been reached, let us open the 16th Plenary Session of the 2020-2021 Session, we declare it is open and open to the public,” said Dasco.