The Audit Board of the Republic of Indonesia (BPK) presented its Role in Supporting Sustainable Growth in the Extractive Industries at the 3rd Meeting of INTOSAI WGEI
Achsanul Qosasi, BPK Board Member led a delegation on the 3rd Meeting of INTOSAI Working Group on the Audit of the Extractive Industries on 24-26 August 2016 in Mombasa Kenya. During the meeting, Members VII of The BPK was accompanied by Senior Advisor for Environment and Sustainable Development, Blucer Rajagukguk, Head of International Cooperation Wahyudi, and Auditor KN VII, Erwansyah Nasrul Fuad as a member of the delegation.
The meeting was attended by 71 delegates from 36 Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) WGEI INTOSAI members from various countries. WGEI was formed in 2013 with the objective of promoting the extractive industry audit on INTOSAI community in order to promote Good Governance and Sustainable Development at the UN Post-2015 agenda.
At this meeting, Members VII of The BPK Achsanul Qosasi gave a presentation on the important role of BPK to encourage the sustainable growth at the oil and gas industry through performance audit, given the enormous scale of the industry in Indonesia. In order to support sustainable growth, BPK conduct an audit focussing on the performance of the activities of oil and gas operations 2-3 times a year. Achsanul explained that based on the audit, BPK give recommendations to the government to issue policies that support sustained growth. The audit will encourage state-owned enterprises and contractors operate more economically, efficiently and effectively which gradually continue in the direction of social development and operation of oil and gas that are environmentally friendly.
The presentation received a positive response from the Chairman of SAI of Uganda, Mr. John F.S. Muwanga as the moderator of the meeting. Appreciation was also given by SAI Norway and Iraq because Indonesia is the first country in the world that apply the regime of production sharing in the execution of exploration and exploitation of oil and gas.