Jakarta, Jambiekspose.net -- Although the government is very concentrated in dealing with health problems, the attention to the big agendas towards Indonesia Maju has not diminished in the slightest.
This was conveyed by President Joko Widodo at the MPR Annual Session, Monday (16/08/2021). The session was opened by Bambang Soesatyo who is the chairman of the MPR RI.
A number of Ministers who were seen physically present included Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mohammad Mahfud MD, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment. Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani, and Minister of National Development Planning Suharso Monoarfa.
In his speech the President emphasized that the development of quality human resources remains a priority. Completion of infrastructure development that makes logistics cheap to build from the periphery and unites Indonesia, continues to be pursued. Structural reform in order to strengthen inclusive and sustainable economic development remains the main agenda.
"The pandemic has taught us to find a balance between gas and brakes, a balance between the interests of health and the economy," said the President.
The President stated that the tightening of mobility forced the government to provide more social assistance than in normal situations.
“The Family Hope Program, Basic Food Cards, Electricity Discounts, Salary Subsidies, Micro Business Productive Assistance, Cash Social Assistance, Village Fund BLT, and Pre-Employment Card Programs also continue to be improved. Quota subsidies, Internet for PPKM areas are also given as much as possible to education staff, students, students, teachers, and lecturers," said the Head of State.
The President also explained that more importantly and a sustainable economic solution, the government ensures that people can get decent jobs and boost the national economy.
"The pandemic has indeed hampered the pace of economic growth a lot, but the pandemic must not hamper the process of structural reform of our economy," he continued.
According to the President, Indonesia's economic structure, which so far has contributed more than 55% by household consumption, must continue to be shifted to become more productive by encouraging downstreaming, investment and exports.
"The government's focus is to create as many quality new jobs as possible," he concluded.
Monday, August, 16th 2021
*Public Communications Team*
Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas