President Joko Widodo Announces Policy Package of September 2015 First Phase
Date 10 September 2015
Eventhough Government has takena number of actions to create a condusive macro economic condition among others by promoting the acceleration of governments spending, through an acceleration of budget absorpsion and also doing the steps for strengthening payments balance, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) admitted that the actions are not enough.
Therefore, he added, the Government continuedmaking efforts to boost national economy by announcing a Policy Package which is called as Policy Package of September 2015 First Phase.
The Policy Package announced directly by President Joko Widodo at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, on Wednesday (9/9) afternoon, consisted of 3 (three) phases, namely:
1. Boosting national economic competitiveness through deregulation, de-bureaucratization, law enforcement and certainty for businesses.
There are 89 regulations reviewed out of 154 regulations received by the team so that this can eliminate duplication as well as strengthen coherence and consistency, the President said.
The action for reviewing, the President added, would be followed by eliminating irrelevant regulations or regulations which hamper competitiveness of national economy.
According to the President,, the Government had prepared 17 draft of Government Regulations (RPP), 11 draft of Presidential Regulations (Rperpres), 2 draft of Presidential Instruction (Rinpres), 63 draft of Ministerial Regulations (Rpermen), and 5 other regulations.
Furthermore, he said that the Government hadtaken a measure to simplify permits, improve permit work procedures, strength sinergy, improve service quality, and use electronic base- service.
The Government is committed to finishingall package deregulation in September and October 2015. Thus, there will be Package I, Package II, and perhaps Package III and we will do it consistently, President Widodo noted.
2. Accelerating national strategic project by eliminating various obstacles in implementing and finishing the project.
“We can do it by simplifying permits, finishing layout and land clearing, accelerating the procurement of goods and service of the Government and discretion in finishing the obstacle and law protection, the President stated.
3. Boosting Investment in property sector
President Joko Widodo explained that the Government announced a policy to boost housing development particularly for the people with low salary and provide a bigger investment opportunity in property sector.
The President stated that the Economic Policy Package is aimed at re- triggering the real sector which eventually create a strong foundation for our economic development in the future.
I believe that the Economic Policy Package of September 2015 Phase I will strengthen the national industry, develop Micro, Small and Middle Business and cooperative, accelerate trade inter region, boost a more excited tourism,improve a better fishermans welfare by boosting fish production and economize fuel cost at 70% by converting solar to Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), President Joko Widodo stated.
In the last part of his remarks , President Widodo said that the Government could not work alone. The Government needs cooperation, togetherness and support.
Let us unite and work together to face the challenges of the global economic slowdown, the President said.
He stated that the Government is not only committed to improve the national economic by announcing the Economic Policy Package; yet, the Government is seriously implementing the Policy.I, assisted by Vice President and all Cabinet members, will directly lead the implementation of the Policy Package so that the actions to boostthe national economy can be realized, he stated.
Accompanying the President during the announcement were Governor Bank Indonesia Agus Martowardoyo, Finance Service Authority (OJK) Chief Muliaman Hadad, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution, Minister of Finance Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Presidential Staff Head Teten Masduki, Minister of Agriculture Amran Nasution, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Sudirman Said, and Minister of trade Thomas Lembong.( ES/Humas) (JS/EP/YM-Naster/Sy)