Head of the Population and Family Planning (BKKBN) Dr Surya Chandra Surapaty, MPH, Ph.D., Said that Indonesia’s population growth rate currently at 1.49 percent, is too high. Therefore, the government through the BKKBN conveyed that Indonesia’s population growth rate can be reduced to 1.1 percent.
“With a growth rate of 1.49 per cent of the Indonesian population will increase by 4.5 million people. It’s the same with a population of Singapore,” said Surya Chandra told reporters after received by the President of Joko Widodo (Jokowi), in the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (29/9) afternoon.
According to Surya, the concern is that Indonesia’s population becomes not qualified, because most of them inhabit in slum areas, in poor areas.