Cabinet Secretary: President Jokowi Wants Out of the Box Inputs from KEIN
President Joko Jokowi Widodo on Wednesday (10/2) at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, led a limited cabinet meeting on the coordination between the National Economic and Industry Committee (KEIN) and the Government, which in this case is represented by the President, Vice President, and the ministers.
Shortly after the limited meeting, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung in a press conference told reporters that KEIN is assigned to conduct studies about economic and industries issues, be it at the national and international levels.
KEINs second task, Cabinet Secretary said, is to give suggestions to the President about strategic issues that determine economic policies as well as issues concerning national industries.
The mechanism is like from the cabinet to the President. Certainly, Cabinet Secretariat will deliver memorandums about the suggestions to the President, Pramono added.
The third task, Pramono said, is to give inputs to the President outside tasks carried out by ministries and institutions.
Because the President wants to receive out of the box inputs from KEIN, Pramono said.
Pramono went on to say that the President also wants to receive inputs from KEIN on matters related to infrastructures and de-regulation because both infrastructures and de-regulation will be improved.
The Cabinet Secretary further said that KEIN is also expected to give second opinions on what have been done by ministries and institutions.
The President also wants to get inputs from KEIN about the road map of the Governments programs, Pramono concluded.
The meeting was also attended by Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Resources Rizal Ramli, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Finance Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of the Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya, Minister of Spatial Planning/ Chairman of the National Land Agency (BPN) Ferry M. Baldan, Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya, Minister of Health Nila Moeloek, Minister of Cooperatives, Small and Medium Enterprises Anak Agung Gede Ngurah Puspayoga, Presidential Chief of Staff Teten Masduki, as well as Chairman of KEIN Soetrisno Bachir and all members of KEIN. (DND/EN/OJI/ES) (EP/YM/Naster)