President Jokowi Asks Provincial Government of Jakarta to Finish Mass Infrastructure Projects
President Joko Jokowi Widodo asked the current as well as the future Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta to continue the projects of mass infrastructure, such as LRT, MRT, train, toll road, including the access to Tanjung Priok port.
This request was delivered by President Jokowi in a Limited Meeting on Evaluation of the Implementation of National Strategic Projects and Priority Programs of Jakarta Province, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Tuesday (11/7) afternoon. According to the President, at the moment, Jakarta has a lot potentials as well as problems.
Main problems in Jakarta, just like other metropolitan cities in the world, are urbanisation, poverty, social gap, public facilities, electricity, housing, clean water, sanitation, traffic jam, mass transportation, waste management, garbage, air pollution, and spatial management.
The President reminded that the provincial government of Jakarta cannot work alone in solving these problems. It needs help from the central government and support from buffer areas of Jakarta.
The President admitted that Jakartas economy grows by 6.48 percent at the first quarter of 2017, higher than national economic growth which is at the level 5.01 percent. Meanwhile, for open unemployment rate, in February 2017, it was 5.36 percent or decreased by 0.41 point compared to 2016.
Therefore, the President expected that this achievement can be improved by supporting economic activites that can provide new job opportunities and absord more manpowers.
The Limited Meeting was attended by Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut B. Pandjaitan, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Presidential Chief of Staff Teten Masduki, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/Head of National Land Agency Sofyan Djalil, Minister of Communication and Informatics Rudiantara, Minister of Research and Technology and Higher Education M. Nasir, Minister of Social Affairs Khofifah Indar Parawansa, Minister of Transportation Budi K. Sumadi, Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan, and Governor of DKI Jakarta Djarot Saiful Hidayat. (FID/SM/JAY/ES) (MMB/YM/Naster)