Bandung (29/05/2015) – “The EITI Standard is constantly evolving and changing to encourage the achievement of improved governance of extractive industries.” stated by Fabby Tumiwa, alternate International EITI Board in a seminar titled “Implementation of Transparency Through EITI New Standard and Improvement Extractive Industries Governance in Indonesia ” on May 29th, 2015 in Bandung, attended by stakeholder of extractive industries, governments, businessmen and civil society.


Fabby, who are also Board of Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia said, ” The New Standard EITI in 2013 focused on the changes in the quality of EITI work plan and the benefits of implementing EITI; submission context of the report; improvement of the validation process and maximize impact; as well as restructuring and clarification of the requirements. ” The EITI Standard itself must be a reference document for each member country implementing EITI.


As part of the implementation of EITI, Government of Indonesia also keep on try to creating improvements. Directorate General of Mineral and Coal, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources said the efforts such as the structuring Mining License (IUP); the renegotiation Contract of Work (KK) and Coal Contract of Work (PKP2B); One Map Indonesia Mining initiative (MOMI); responsibilities of development and empowerment and others.


For Oil and Gas sector, Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Special Task Force (SKK Migas) seek improvements through the draft law of Oil and Gas (RUU Migas); simplifying license; implementation of integrated one-stop services (PTSP); establishment of exploration team and others.


Joni Topan from East Kalimantan government hopes that in the future EITI Indonesia may reveal data which has been difficult to accessible by region such as production data, Plan of Development (POD), Cost Recovery and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); Budget Work Plan (RKAB); License information of KK and PKP2B as well as other data. “these data are really important for us because it is closely related to the calculation of the sharing profit funds which we received as a producing region.” said Joni.