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  • 21 February 2019

Press Statement of President Joko Widodo Prior Leaving to Singapore, 21 February 2019, at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base, Jakarta

Unofficial English Translation 

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

Today, First Lady Ibu Iriana and I will be heading to Singapore to visit former First Lady Ibu Ani Yudhoyono who has been hospitalized. I personally make time to visit her (who has been diagnosed with blood cancer). I will also meet the former President Bapak Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY). Afterwards, I will return to Indonesia right after the visit.

  • 14 January 2019

Introductory Remarks of President Joko Widodo at the Limited Cabinet Meeting on Acceleration of Electric Vehicle Program, on 14 January 2019 at Presidential Office, Jakarta

Unofficial English Translation

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

Today’s Limited Meeting will discuss the acceleration of electric vehicle program. I acknowledge that numerous countries in the world are competing to be the best in developing electric vehicle technology since the technology considers being environmentally-friendly and may reduce our dependence on fossil energy. With the electric vehicle, we can also reduce fuel consumption and in the end will reduce our dependence on fuel import, in which can save budget up to Rp798 trillion.

  • 24 November 2018

Press Release of President Joko Widodo on the Development of Radin Inten II Airport, 24 November 2018, at Radin Inten II Airport, Bandar Lampung, Lampung

Unofficial English translation

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

We are currently in Radin Inten II Airport, in the province of Lampung. It is important for me to say that this morning I ordered the Minister of Transportation, after I saw the facilities at this airport, the terminals are very adequate and well-prepared, the runway and also the apron for parking the plane are so ready, so I ordered to the Minister of Transportation to immediately designate Radin Inten II Airport as an international airport.

  • 21 November 2018

Introductory Remarks of President Joko Widodo in a Limited Cabinet Meeting on Investment and Tax Policy, on 21 November 2018 at 11.00 Western Indonesian Time, at Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java

Unofficial English Translation

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

Ladies and Gentlemen,
In previous meetings, I have often said that the keys to encourage economic growth are investment and increased exports. We have and will continue to make improvements in the investment sector for the more competitive Indonesia. In order to be more competitive, I want a regular evaluation on policies related to investment with its tax incentives to be conducted, so it is more appealing than other countries’ policies and effective in its implementation.