Jokowi focuses on three programs for even economic growth

23 Februar, 2017 | Source: Antara News

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has planned to focus on three programs to spread economic growth more evenly in the country.

"We will conduct three programs to spread economic development more evenly," the president said, in the presence of around 25 thousand cadres of Hanura Party at the confirmation of the new party board for 2016-2020 at International Convention Center in Sentul, Bogor, West Java, here on Wednesday.

The three programs to be carried out are agrarian reform and asset distribution, capital access extension, and human resource development through vocational training.

"We will distribute lands which are not productive to the people through small concessionaries and cooperatives, as well as traditional community ownership scheme to assure even distribution and make these lands the property right of the people. This will provide the people with access to the land," he stated.

The redistribution of the assets is expected to be able to expand capital sources. "Later, we will tackle problems related to human resource development, including through vocational training and development of vocational school," he noted.

Jokowi admitted that the countrys gap ratio has indeed been very wide, including between regions and between the rich and the poor.

The countrys gini ratio was recorded at 0.41 percent two years ago and dropped to 0.39 percent last year.

The president asserted belief that if the three programs were done in 2045, when Indonesia commemorates 100th independence anniversary, the country would be included among the five biggest economies in the world.

He stated that based on assumptions of the finance minister, the countrys population would reach 309 million people in 2045, with a GDP reaching US$9.1 trillion, up 10 times from the present figure.

"If we work consistently like now, we will enter a golden age, as we will enter the group of five biggest economies in the world with per capita income of around $29 thousand. All these would be achieved, if we work consistently and if the economy continues to grow," he affirmed.

Jokowi promised that he would continue to carry out developmental programs starting from the peripheral and border regions.

On the occasion, he explained that the border check points in several locations in Indonesia have now been far better than those of the neighboring countries that share borders with Indonesia.

"This is what we will continue to do. We will develop airports, trans-Kalimantan, trans-Papua, and toll road development from Lampung to Aceh, so that our economy will be better and our people will be more prosperous," he asserted.

 

Strong consolidation needed to face global economic turbulence Reporter: Agus Salim 3 hours ago President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) addressing at a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) on Monday night. (Agus Salim) Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) reminded the country`s fiscal and monetary authorities and the business of the need for strong coordination and consolidation to face the global economic uncertainties. "Uncertainties in the global condition, trade war between the United States and China, increase in interest rate, crisis in Argentina and Turkey, would necessitate strong consolidation and coordination between the monetary and fiscal authorities and the business sector," Jokowi said addressing a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) here on Monday night. He said good coordination and consolidation would make it easier to develop the public and market confidence. "It is the same as in developing a corporation. Trust brand is vital. The state needs that. Building up trust and market confidence that the international communities, domestic market believe that we are working seriously to settle state problems," he said. He said Indonesia is a big country with a population of 263 million, the fourth largest in the world, having 17,000 islands and made up of 34 provinces. "It is not easy to manage such big country . Each area has own cases, and requirement different from each other," he added. He said developing Indonesia concerns not only economic and political aspects. "If we are concerned only with economic and political gains we need only to focus on development of Java, which is home to 60 percent of the country`s population, but we think of a nation. We are concerned not only with expanding business empire leaving Papua, North Maluku, NTT and other eastern Indonesian regions to suffer in backwardness," he said. Currently imbalance is still wide in infrastructure between the country`s western, central and eastern regions, he said, adding Indonesia is seeking to catch up with other countries. He cited three years earlier, Indonesia had only 231 water reservoirs and dams as against 6,000 dams in the United States and 110,000 dams in China. "This is fact that has to be presented and we have to do something about it," he said. He also spoke about progress made in the construction of toll roads saying after the Jagorawi toll road was operational until early 2015, Indonesia had only 780 km of toll road as against China`s toll roads totaling 280,000 km. "We need to know the condition we are in before we start working hard to make up for the gap especially in eastern Indonesia," he said. Reporting by Agus Salim Editing by Albert Saragih Editor: Bustanuddin COPYRIGHT © ANTARA 2018 AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Google+Share to WhatsAppShare to LINEShare to PinterestShare to GmailShare to EmailShare to More Prev News Indonesia calls for reconciliation and justice for peace Next News Puan attends UN meeting on world peace Comments
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