Central Government, Regional Governments to Join Hands to Boost Economic Growth
After carrying out infrastructure development in the past 5 (five) years, the Government in the next term will optimize infrastructure use to boost economic growth.
The President expected infrastructure development can bring significant improvement in the next five years, meaning that synergy between central government, provincial governments, and regional governments can increase economic growth, reduce poverty, and unemployment rates, as well as Gini ratio, Deputy Cabinet Secretary for the Economy Satya Bhakti Parikesit said when leading a meeting which adopted the theme Discussion on the Increase of Economic Growth in East Java through Production Sector, at Grand Mercure Hotel, Jakarta, Monday (1/7).
According to Satya, President Joko Jokowi Widodo has expressed hope that East Java and Central Java can be model cities for development conducted through synergy and great cooperation between central and regional governments.
Therefore, they will set good example for other regions or provinces, Satya said, adding that this meeting is aimed at incorporating plans that were formulated by the central government with those of regional governments and ministries/institutions.
We are expecting inputs from ministries/institutions to our plans in developing infrastructure network connectivity. Those working at ministries/institutions can see the plans and give inputs to the ministers, thus, ministries/institutions working plans can accommodate programs that we have agreed on, he added.
The Deputy Cabinet Secretary also expressed hope that mutual understanding and objectives of central government, regional governments, and ministries/institutions can be reached from this meeting so that development programs for the next five years can be well-implemented.
Also attending the meeting were Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Maritime Affairs Agustina Murbaningsih, Deputy Governor of East Java Emil S. Dardak, and representatives of related ministries/institutions, including the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial Planning (ATR)/the National Land Agency (BPN), Ministry of Transportation, and East Java Regional Development Planning Agency. (FID/OJI/ES)
Translated by : Rany Anjany Subachrum
Edited by : M. Ersan Pamungkas