Indonesia releases the first EITI report on revenues of Extractive Industries

| April 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jakarta, Indonesia, April 26, 2013.The Indonesian government released reconciled data for the 2009 revenue of state-owned extractive industries in an effort to increase transparency.

The nation’s first Indonesian EITI report was issued on Tuesday, and Indonesia is the first member state of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to publish revenue data through such an appraisal.

The report covers all state revenues, including taxed and non-taxed, earned by the government from companies involved in extractive industries -oil, gas, minerals and coal.

Certified public accountant Gideon Ikhwan Sofwan, from Parker Randall International, was appointed to compile the data in line with the EITI global standard.

The report shows the results of a reconciliation between the government’s state revenue records and payment records from each material producing company in the extractive industries.

Erry Riyana Hardjapamekas

Erry Riyana Hardjapamekas

“With the issuance of Indonesia’s first EITI report, the government has reached a milestone in transparency in order to achieve a more open and accountable system of governance,” Indonesia’s Member on the EITI International Board, Erry Riyana Hardjapamekas, said.
Erry added that the presentation of public information is one of the most important requirements for Indonesia’s governmental system.

“After Indonesia undergoes the EITI validation process, we will follow through with reports for the calendar years of 2010 and 2011 as soon as possible,” Erry assured.

Validation is a process of independent, external evaluation which Indonesia is currently undergoing to ensure its compliance with EITI regulations.

“This first report provides a tool for Indonesians to help make the central government and regional governments more accountable. Now, communities living in resource rich areas have knowledge regarding how much revenue is being paid by particular companies to the [both] governments and question the extent to which these revenues are being used for the benefit of the people,” Hardjapamekas explained.

Indonesia became an EITI Implementing Country in 2010, when the government signed Presidential Regulation 26/2010 on the Transparency of State and Regional Extractive Industries Revenues.

With the issuance of this first report, Indonesia has fulfilled the final requirement of the EITI standard.
Indonesia is currently undergoing a validation process, an external appraisal which Indonesia must pass in order to achieve EITI Compliant Country status.

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