PREMIUMAssistants to the assistants: Multiple staffers thwart Jokowi’s bureaucratic reform

first_imgThe government’s decision to set up teams of expert staffers at several ministries and other state agencies has sparked concerns among observers who fear the policy is a setback to the government’s bureaucratic reform agenda.Social and political research institute Cakra Wikara Indonesia deputy chairman Dirga Ardiansa said the recent inauguration of teams of expert staffers and special staffers at various government institutions was an indirect result of the appointment of politicians as ministers in President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s Indonesia Onward Cabinet.“This is part of the effort [by the ministers] to secure the political interests of minister-level officials. They have political interests that need to be secured [such as] generating resources for the interests of their parties,” said Dirga. “There needs to be people who can sec… Log in with your social account Forgot Password ? cabinet Joko-Widodo Joko-Widodo-Maruf-Amin staff expert-staff KSP Presidential-Chief-of-Staff Moeldoko Sri-Mulyani LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Google Topics : Facebook Linkedinlast_img read more

Wood Group scores Kazakhstan deal with NCOC

first_imgUK-based energy services company Wood Group has secured a new framework agreement to provide study engineering for North Caspian Operating Company’s (NCOC) offshore and onshore asset portfolio in Kazakhstan.Wood Group said on Wednesday that the contract extended its support of NCOC as the company is currently delivering the concept and pre-FEED for the Kalamkas-Khazar co-development project.The services provider also holds a multi-year engineering, procurement, and construction contract in support of Kashagan operations through its joint venture PSN KazStroy, a JV between Wood Group’s Production Services Network (PSN) and OGCC KazStroyService.Dave Stewart, CEO of Wood Group’s asset lifecycle solutions business in the eastern region, said: “Wood Group has been present in the region for over ten years. We will combine our strong knowledge of the area, global expertise across the asset lifecycle and experience of the engineering, planning and construction criteria required to operate successfully in harsh and complex environments to support NCOC’s diverse asset portfolio.“We will remain firmly focused on maximizing regional employment opportunities and leveraging our partnerships with local companies, under this new framework agreement.”last_img read more

‘Messi won’t leave Barcelona; he’s not adventurous like Maradona’

first_img Loading… Argentine fitness legend, Fernando Signioni, can’t see Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona. Signioni, who was Diego Maradona’s personal trainer and also worked for the Argentina national team, is convinced a mooted move to Inter Milan won’t happen. He said, “Messi-Inter? Leo will not leave the comfort zone, he does not love adventure like Diego. “In Argentina, no one thinks that Leo can leave Barcelona because it is his home.Advertisement read also:Bayern ponder how to stop Messi ahead of UCL showdown “He is completely immersed there and is a very ‘familiar’ footballer and does not have the spirit of adventure like Diego. “I don’t think he is leaving his comfort zone and, in any case, it would be unwise for him at this point in his career, neither for Inter nor for other clubs. I think that if Barça improves their team with some players, he will definitely stay.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animelast_img read more