Sunday, 27 April 2014


Shelter was Man's basic need, and everyone dreams of a decent home to live in. However, not all people could realize their dream, especially those of the low-income group. To solve the problem, the Min­istry of People's Housing [Kemenpera] was striving hard to spur on building of houses in all of Indonesia through the Self Help House Renovation Stimulation Plan [BPPS] for the low income group through Social Aid Plan [Bansos] and Rolling Fund.

Deputy Head of the Self Help Housing Program Dept. Ministry of People's Housing. Ministry of People's Housing Jamil Ansari stated in Jakarta on Friday [11/4] that the action was to make total overhaul of degrad­ed houses to reduce the number of inadequate homes which now had come to 7.9 million units.

Through 2006 - 2011 he had managed build­ing of 108,500 houses. Since 2012 he said, the ac­tivities had been increasing significantly. Hence by end of 2014 renovation of inadequate houses was posted at 858,000 units or by end of 2014 the re­maining unattended houses was 7.1 million.

The House Renovation Aid process in BSPS Program was exercised through transfer of money to recipient’s account, not through related institutions. The amount of aid was not the same, i.e. around Rp.2.5 million to Rp.3.5 million of the supposedly Rp.7.5 million. If the aided house's floor was earth and the roof was made of dry leaves, and the walls were of woven bamboo, the subject would receive aid of Rp7.5 million through bank transfer, not through any official. The renovation process itself was done by way of traditional villagers' joint - community effort.

The Ministry of People's Housing had asked provincial heads all over Indonesia to support this PSPS Total House Renovation Plan for the marginal people in the respective regions. The point was that one of the pro-people programs which was premium project of the Ministry was beneficial for the people in upgrading their quality of dwelling place to be live worthy. According to Jamil, the role of Governors in guiding and supervising the project was indispensable.

Jamil stated that the Ministry was striving hard to increase the amount of fund in housing proj­ect, so the aid extended by the Central Government to Provincial Government could be promoted. The same was with house procurement for Civil Servants in the regions by the local Government was needed as not all civil servants, especially those of lower rank had the capacity to build houses. The local govern­ments could benefit from the Aid Program facilities at the Ministry to accelerate house building for civil ser­vants. Through mortgage [KPR] facilities and liquid­ity facilities on soft loan basis [KPR FLPP] and infra structure building like road, water supply, electricity supply and drainage system, it was expected that the houses to be owned by civil servants would be up to the standard and be affordable.

He disclosed that through 2005 - 2013 the Government had built 24,789 Rusunawa flats or 203 twin blocks spread out in 33 provinces and 130 re­gencies/cities with total budget of Rp.3.43 trillion. Besides, through the Ministry of Public Works over the same period the Government had built 39,966 units of Rusunawa flats, so the total number of Ru­sunawa built by the Government was 64,755 units which were allocated for employees, university stu­dents, religious school students , the army and the police personnel. (SS)

Business New - April 14, 2014

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