A Wrong Shortcut
Building permits and environmental impact analysis are still needed for infrastructure development. The process must be simplified.
THE government’s plan to abolish building permits (IMB) and environmental impact analyses (amdal) makes no sense. If it goes ahead, this plan will worsen environmental damage and reduce the suitability and safety of buildings.
The idea of abolishing the IMB and amdal was first announced by Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning Sofyan Djalil, who believes that the complicated administrative process and bureaucracy involved in processing...