President Jokowi: Gov’t to Encourage the Ease of Investment

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 25 April 2018
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President Jokowi delivers his remarks at the launch of Mitsubishi Xpander First Export in 2018, at Tanjung Priok Port, North Jakarta, Wednesday (25/4). (Photo: PR / Jay)

President Jokowi delivers his remarks at the launch of Mitsubishi Xpander First Export in 2018, at Tanjung Priok Port, North Jakarta, Wednesday (25/4). (Photo: PR / Jay)

According to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, the Government will continue to encourage the ease of investment, especially export-oriented investment.

In his remarks at the launch of Mitsubishi Xpander First Export in 2018, at Tanjung Priok Port, North Jakarta, Wednesday (25/4), the President said that in 2017 Indonesia’s export raised by 16.2% with trade surplus of USD 11.8 billion.

“But we will continue to push (the amount) even higher,” said President Jokowi.

Regarding permits for investment and export, the President asked to simplify the process. In May, the President continued, the Government will issue an Online Single Submission system for business permit so that the process will be more quickly.

The President  has asked to propose a system that can facilitate the permitting process to finish in hours, not days. With this Online Single Submsission, all problems can be traced.

According to President Jokowi, this is a great breakthrough in business permitting process. He added that this is a massive change to integrate the whole permitting process into a single system.

“Permitting process will use a more modern way with an integrated system. I told the Ministers to always review, monitor, and improve the quality of human resources once this system launched,” said the President while adding that people who will be in charge should be responsive to any complaints and suggestions.

President Jokowi also reminded that human resources are the key factor to this change. A good system will not run well without a good work culture.

“I also ask businesspeople as well as investors who present here to let me know if there are any obstacles in the field once this system run” the President told the audience and added that the Government continue to fix and improve the system.

To businesspeople, the President also told them to not afraid to report any findings and problems in the field.

Also joining President Jokowi in the event were Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, and Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita. (MAY/JAY/EN) (STU/MMB/Naster)

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