2015-2019 PPSP Program Kick Off March 10
JAKARTA – Laisa Wahanuddin, Head of Sub-Directorate of Drainage and Solid Waste, Directorate of Settlement and Housing Bappenas, opening the National Kick-Off Meeting of 2015 PPSP Program on March 10, 2015. The event, which lasted for two days is also a momentum of 2015-2019 PPSP commencement.
In his speech, Wahannudin said that during the first period, there were a lot of ups and downs in the implementation of the PPSP, but also there are a lot of achievements. PPSP 2010-2014 has increased the synergy among ministries in sanitation development through consolidation mechanisms such as internalization of SSK/MPS into regional planning documents (eg RPJMN, RKPD), ministry budgeting documents (konreg RPJIM, the buy-in process at the funding workshop), and in the determination of loan/grant by Sanitation Partner Group.
Local government is also considered to have had the awareness and considerable attention to sanitation, whereas 444 regencies/cities already have a strategic planning document (SSK) as a portfolio of local sanitation development. Provincial role in assisting the regencies/cities is also increasingly felt. Of course, that does not mean PPSP 2010-2014 runs without a hitch or constraints. Several modalities can not be optimized properly. Province needs to play a role in the mobilization of various sanitation funding sources, ensure quality assurance of regencies/cities planning documents, as well as pursuing for synergies and synchronization with various existing sanitation programs in order to accelerate the implementation of sanitation, not merely provide a guidance.
Wahanuddin was optimistic that PPSP will be better in the future, “Target of RPJMN in the next five years was tough, but if we flash-back, the target was possible because we had the background and good experience. PPSP 2, the emphasis is on the implementation of the plan to meet RPJMN targets, universal access, namely that in the end of 2019, the entire population has access to basic and improved sanitation.” The government is targeting 100% access to sanitation in 2019 which covers 85% for fullfilment of the Minimum Service Standards (SPM) or improved access and 15% for fulfillment of basic sanitation needs. These targets far beyond the MDGs targets related to sanitation in 2015.
Besides aiming to declare the commencement of PPSP 2, the event is also meant for each province to understand the national target of universal access in RPJMN and targets to achieve per province, to understand their role to assist, to prepare the needs and to escort regencies/cities in their region, and to arrange provincial work plan in this mentoring. The meeting was attended by AMPL Provincial Sanitation Working Group, PMU and PIUs of PPSP Program. Consultants of the USDP also attend and provide services on desk-consultation session (USDP/SL)