04
January

President Joko Widodo wants the government to pay more attention to develop human resources namely by improving more skills and education towards Indonesian youths. In his remarks during the Cabinet Plenary Meeting in Jakarta on Wednesday, President Joko Widodo said that the Indonesian nation has high demographic bonus due to the high number of Indonesian youths. He views that such demographic bonus should be utilized by providing more vocational training and education for the youths. 

 

“…I want in 2018, we pay attention to improve our human resources investment. We have about 250 million people and 60 percents of them are the youths. This demographical bonus should be our strength and chance through the improvement of education quality and vocational training as what we started in 2017,” President Joko Widodo said.

 

Furthermore, President Joko Widodo has asked his ministers to improve the quality of Indonesian human resources, saying that the better qualified human resources will meet more industrial needs. The President also hopes that trainings and skills taught at vocational schools can meet the industrial needs as well. He also remarked that there are still a lot of Indonesian human resources with low educational level, hence requires the government’s attention to improve their skills by expanding training programs in the country. (Ndy/ahm)   

 

 

04
January

 

The existence of SmallMicroMedium Enterprises-UMKM must be able to encourage the economy and welfare of people. Thus, they must be continuously supported for the sake of development  of a country. This was said by Acting Secretary General of House of Representatives –DPR,  Damayanti at a meeting of Association of Retired Secretary General of House of Representative at Parliamentary Building in Jakarta on Wednesday (03/01).

 

SmallMicroMedium Enterprises-UMKM have flexibility and capability to adapt towards the market condition which changes faster. It has also big contribution for the economic development of a country because it can provide specific service for huge business which is assumed to have less efficient cost,” Damayanti said.

 

Moreover, Damayanti also hoped that SmallMicroMedium Enterprises businesspeople can boost their quality products. So, the products can be competitive and well received by many people. (VOI-AF/EDT AHM)

 

 

04
January

President Joko Widodo has asked his ministers to keep focusing on working in 2018 political year. In his remark at a Cabinet Plenary Meeting in Jakarta on Wednesday, President Joko Widodo  highlighted the higher trust of the international community towards Indonesia for Indonesia’s efforts in supporting national economic resilience. The President has asked his ministers to focus on increasing national economy. 

…As for this year, even though 2018 is a political year, once again  I ask to keep focusing on working in a bid to increase the economic growth, dealing with inequality, as well as reducing the poverty rate. The trust of the international community has been increasing due to our works, namely reforming the permit regulations for doing business in Indonesia. We know that the Fitch Rating has announced our growing rank from triple B- (BBB minus) to triple B (BBB) with a stable outlook. The main factor is Indonesia’s effort to improve its economic resilience against any turbulences and our consistency to maintain such stability. With all we have done during the past year, we must improve it in 2018,” the President said. 

The Cabinet Plenary Meeting was conducted to discuss steps to be taken in 2018. President Joko Widodo has asked his ministers to start working from early year, saying that he has submitted Budget ImplementationList (DIPA) in the end of 2017 to support ministries and agencies in implementing various work programs.   The President also reminded his ministries and agencies that the work program being implemented does not become a monotonous program so that poverty and social inequality in the country can really be solved. (Ndy/edt ahm)

 

 

02
January