Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia following the Groundbreaking of PT Wavin Manufacturing Indonesia, in Batang Integrated Industrial Estate, Batang Regency, Central Java Province, October 3, 2022

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 3 Oktober 2022
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President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo (Jokowi)
Now, amid global economic crisis, the investment indicates a solid trust to our country. Thus, the investors will… we hope the investment can help us maintain our sound economic growth.

Second, it opens job opportunities as many as possible. Third, it brings state revenue, through taxes, non-tax state revenue or income tax from the workers. It can also stimulate economic growth in the region. That is the purpose of investment, and we need to maintain the trust.

Reporters
How about human resources, Sir?

President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo (Jokowi)
I always tell you that 90 percent of the workers are locals.

Reporters
I’ll ask another issue, Sir. How do you think about Anies who is proposed as a Presidential Candidate from Nasdem Party?

President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo (Jokowi)
I will not give any statement because we’re still grieving.

Reporters
How about Kanjuruhan case?

President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo (Jokowi)
I think I already gave an order to Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Chief of the Indonesian National Police, and Minister of Youth and Sports. Everything is clear.

Reporters
Is there any specific order to address the tragedy?

President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo (Jokowi)
As I said before, they must thoroughly investigate it and punish the guilty.

Reporters
Will you go there to meet the victims of Kanjuruhan, Sir?

President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo (Jokowi)
I haven’t made my mind.

Reporters
How about prediction of investment next year?

President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo (Jokowi)
As I said earlier. International institutions have predicted that global economy next year will get even worse. Therefore, we must remain vigilant. Although our economic growth stood at 5.44 percent, it is still better compared to other countries. Nevertheless, we must be careful; we must remain vigilant, and prepare ourselves for the worst. We must always be ready.

(RAS/HD/MMB)

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