1 Year of Jokowi-JK Administration, a Moment to Build Strong Foundation, Teten Says
Date 20 Oktober 2015
Presidential Chief of Staff Teten Masduki said that in the first year of President Joko Jokowi Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla administration is more focused on building a strong foundation of the economic sectors and other sectors.
Internal issues and global economic condition faced by Indonesia today is a moment for the Government to perform several management and to build a strong foundation, Teten said answering the reporters questions at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, on Tuesday (20/10) in response to the assesment of several sides about the first year performance of Jokowi-JK administration.
Teten explained that in the first year of Jokowi-JK administration, the inefficiency in economy has been cut, and time-consuming bureaucracy and complicated permit have been simplified.
Furthermore, Teten added, the Government currently is performing political and bureaucratic consolidations, as well as infrastructure development.
(The Government) also changes their mindset through a mental revolution, Teten firmly said.
According to Teten, the Government is now on the revolution.
He also said that there were many unfinished infrastructures that have been recently constructed again.
Electricity and other necessities to support industries in the future will be completed with infrastructure and energy developments, he added.
Regarding food self-sufficiency, Teten said that it is impossible to be implemented if 52 percent of irrigation canals are damaged, lands shrink and there are dams that have not been built yet.
Those are issues which must be fixed, Teten said.
However, Teten further said that this year, we will not able to harvest because we are just digging the land.
He later mentioned this year is not the year for harvesting but managing.
The Presidential Chief of Staff believes that the results of the Governments efforts would be felt by the people in the next 3-4 years, not now. (UN/ES) (RAS/EP/YM/Naster)