Govt Asks for Inputs from Apindo, Hippindo to Boost Economic Growth
President Joko Jokowi Widodo have appealed to the Association of Indonesian Shopping Centers Tenants (Hippindo) and the Indonesian Employer Association (Apindo) to give concrete inputs that can be implemented immediately to bring huge impacts for the national economy.
Please seize this opportunity (to give concrete inputs to the government) to create remarkable breakthroughs which will boost our economy, the President said during a meeting with representatives from the two associations on Thursday (13/6) at the Merdeka Palace.
The Government, he added, can follow up in form of de-regulation for instance revision to laws, regulations, and Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu). If it is necessary and urgent, we will process it, he stated.
President Jokowi went on to say that the meeting with private sectors in business is aimed at supporting the Governments priority program to improve business sector for the next five years.
Thus, Indonesias investment and export value will be in par with those of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam, he added
Ive already raised this issue several times that we must not be left behind from Cambodia or Laos because Indonesia is a big country with enormous natural resources and human resources which can become our main capital to face the future, President Jokowi firmly said.
Although the Government is still working to tackle the issues trade deficit and the current account deficit, President Jokowi expressed belief that the matter can be resolved as long as the Government establishes close cooperation with business sector. However, there are indeed several regulations and laws that must be revised, he added. (FID/OJI/ES)
Translated by : Rany Anjany Subachrum
Edited by : M. Ersan Pamungkas