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The long-awaited and much-anticipated Halal Regulatory Body (BPJPH) finally launched by the government on 11 October 2017. Mandated by Law No. 33 of 2014 on Halal, BPJPH will play the function as the sole and official halal certification body, and therefore has the authority to award halal certificate. For its full operation, BPJPH will be led by Prof. Sukoso as the Head, and Mr. Ali Irfan as the Secretary.
BPJPH will collaborate with the Indonesia Ulema Council (MUI) who issue the fatwa, and also with the Halal Audit Institution (LPH) who will conduct the halal audit and assessment to the halal certification applicants.
Minister of Religious Affairs Drs. H. Lukman Hakim Saifuddin said that BPJPH is expected to be fully operated earlier next year, upon the completion of implementing regulations.
KADIN recently hosted the Indonesia Transport, Logistics and Maritime Week 2017 on 10-12 October 2017 at JIEXPO, Kemayoran Jakarta. Consisting of various conferences and exhibitions, the event was intended as a communication forum and business matchmaking opportunities for the transportation, logistics and maritime sector in Indonesia.
Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi opened the event, followed by speech from KADIN Chairman Mr. Rosan Roeslani. During the speech, he highlighted the importance of acceleration of infrastructure development to further enhance connectivity even to the less developed areas in the country.