President Jokowi: Investment, Export as Key of Indonesia’s Economic Growth

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

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

‘Export and investment’. The two words were repeated for several times by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at the launch of Mitsubishi Xpander First Export in 2018, at Tanjung Priok Port, North Jakarta, Wednesday (25/4).

“I will continue to repeat those two words at various events because those are important for the progress of Indonesia’s economy, investment and exports,” President Jokowi said.

Moreover, the President explained that a growing economy can suppress inequality and poverty. “We need more investment and exports to achieve that,” the President emphasized.

“Especially investment and exports in non-natural resources. For example in sectors that can provide high added values and involve wide value changes like in automotive sector,” continued the President.

President Jokowi also expressed his appreciation for leap of progress from Mitsubishi Indonesia and Mitsubishi Motors, for today is the first time Indonesia can do a mass scale export for Xpander vehicles.

“And its market shares is not only in Southeast Asia, but also in South America and Africa. This car is manufactured and assembled by Indonesian workers and will be used in various Southeast Asian countries and other countries in the world,” the President added.

Previously, the President has learnt of some information from the Minister of Industry that Mitsubishi employs 3,000 workers and will add the number up to 4,000 workers in the future.

“And almost all of them are local workers. Related to Foreign Workers, this issue is now widely discussed in the public. The form of reform actually is to simplify administrative procedures for foreign workers,” said the President.

President Jokowi also added that Mitsubishi also involves 120 domestic component industries. “This is a good thing to increase our country’s added-value ,” the President concluded.

Also attending the event were Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartato, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, and Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita. (MAY/JAY/EN) (STU/MMB/Naster)

 

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