SIPMI App is Launched to Accommodate Migrant Workers

Provides information and communication channel related to the worker's demand

Prayogo Ryza - 2 January 2019

The Ministry of Manpower launched the Indonesian Migrant Workers Information System (SIPMI) App. Apart from being an improvement form of the service and government protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (PMI), this app also provides an easy access for families to connect with each other.

This app, which currently available for Android and iOS platforms, has a main feature that allows users to get information easily and connect to each other with a chat feature. Both private or group talk.

The information includes the prospects and risks of becoming Indonesian migrant workers abroad, rights and obligations, skills, and procedures to work abroad legally. It includes the schedule and polling features.

SIPMI also provides a feature to stay connected with family. Start from sharing the current location to family members also financial review. In terms of emergency, PMI will inform you through a special feature to quickly connect you with colleagues or nearest people available.

“This is a community-based platform where the world related to migrant workers can directly integrated through a digital-based platform,” Hanif Dhakiri, Minister of Manpower explained.

He also said the SIPMI app has three main priorities. First, to support accommodates Indonesian migrant workers for communication. Second, to supply information from fellow workers or the government. Third, as self protection for the migrant workers abroad.

In order to be able to use SIPMI app, users will be asked to register as migrant workers or family members by filling in the required information.

“This app can be used to interact and communicate, both with fellow PMIs, family members, and its communities in each country,” he said.

Original article is in Indonesian, translated by Kristin Siagian

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