All Programs Planned for 2024 Must be Completed, President Jokowi Says

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 2 Maret 2023
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President Jokowi delivers his remarks at the Plenary Cabinet Meeting at the State Palace in Jakarta, Thursday (02/03/2023) (Photo by: PR of Cabinet Secretariat/Rahmat)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said that all programs and development planned for 2024 must be completed.

The statement was made by President Jokowi Thursday (03/02) in his introductory remarks prior to the Plenary Cabinet Meeting at the State Palace in Jakarta on the 2024 Government Work Plan (RKP) and Policies on State Civil Apparatus and Bureaucratic Reforms.

Sharing similar view, Minister of National Development Planning (PPN)/Head of the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) Suharso Monoarfa said that 2024 will be the last year for meeting the goals of the 2019-2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN).

Thus, the goals set in the 2019-2024 RPJMN must be completed ahead of 2024.

Suharso went on to say that under the theme of “Accelerating Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Transformation”, the 2024 RKP priority programs are among others the elimination of extreme poverty as well as the organization of the 2024 general elections.

“The 2024 RKP focuses on reducing poverty and eliminating extreme poverty, improving the quality of education and health services, revitalizing industries and strengthening applied researches, improving business competitiveness, implementing low-carbon development and energy transition, accelerating basic infrastructure development and connectivity, accelerating the development of the Nusantara Capital, and organizing the 2024 general elections,” he added.

According to Suharso, the Bappenas has projected that the economic growth is going to reach 5.3 to 5.7 percent by 2024 and investment sector is expected to greatly contribute to the growth.

Suharso also expressed hope that MSME’s productivity, agricultural sector and manufacturing industries can be enablers of economic growth.

He further explained that the poverty rate is expected to decrease to around 6.5-7.5 percent and open unemployment rate (TPT) decrease to around 5-5.7 percent. Likewise, Gini ratio is also expected to decrease to 0.374-0.377 and the Human Development Index (HDI) to go down at around 73-74, greenhouse gas emissions (GRK) to reduce to 27.27. Meanwhile, farmer exchange rate (NTP) is projected to reach 105 to 108 and fisherman exchange rate (NTN) to reach up to 110.

“Ministry of Finance and every ministry/institution will further discuss the programs in detail to ensure the budget allocation in 2024,” he remarked. (MAY/TGH/UN) (AP/MMB)

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