REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Panjaitan praised the performance of Indonesian State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs/BUMN) Minister Erick Thohir.
Luhut appreciated the performance of the Ministry of BUMN under the leadership of Erick Thohir, which was able to improve the performance of BUMN either in business side or in non-business side.
"Erick Thohir's leadership has been sharpening the business lines of each BUMN," said Luhut, Wednesday (28/4)
From the business side, there was a lot of improvement in terms of business focus and corporate governance. The spirit of improvement was applied from the highest and lowest levels in BUMN.
"As far as I observe, the BUMN Ministry's major programs in the past year have shown positive performance," said Luhut.
From the non-business side, the role of BUMN is considered very significant in helping small and medium enterprises (UKM) as well as in the process of rising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to Luhut, the role of BUMN is very helpful for the government in the vaccine program for the entire community.
The central role of the Ministry of BUMN is also felt in helping the community, generally MSMEs to obtain financing facilities from state-owned state-owned banks.
"I also appreciate the SOE Ministry for playing an active role in building the economy through the recovery of the national economy when the country is having a Covid pandemic. This is done by providing guarantees for MSME credit and providing guarantees to ensure that MSMEs continue to run businesses in Covid conditions," said Luhut.
Corporate communication observer Fatimah Ibtisam assessed that the performance of the Ministry of BUMN greatly contributed to the post-pandemic Covid-19 awakening phase. BUMN is able to show a good level of resilience.
"BUMN shows that even though they are affected by the pandemic, they are still able to operate for the sake of business continuity and become a motor that benefits the people's economy," said the observer who graduated from the Postgraduate Communication University of Indonesia.