05
November

Indonesian President Joko Widodo reminds the village fund provided by the government for the people to be used effectively. It was remarked by President when attending a socialization on the 2019 Village Fund’s Usage Priority and Evaluation of Banten Province Development Policy and Rural Empowerment, in Tangerang, on Sunday (11/4). On the occasion, President encouraged village apparatus and all parties to cooperate in a bid to ensure the effectiveness of village fund. Besides being used for building infrastructure, village fund can also be utilized to establish people’s economy.

“To village apparatus and all related parties, let’s supervise the use of village fund, so that it can be used effectively and provide benefits for our society especially for village society. The application of village fund has attracted other countries to implement the program. The World Bank told that a number of countries would like to apply the village fund program. They would like to know how it is applied, transferred, and used. Therefore, in the future, we hope village fund can be used not only to develop infrastructures, but also to empower rural economy and support village’s innovations,” said Joko Widodo.

Furthermore, President Joko Widodo pointed out that the village fund program has been allocated since 2015 and it has successfully repressed the number of poverty and stunting cases in society. Meanwhile, Indonesian Villages, Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration Minister, Eko Putro Sanjoyo told that the government successfully disbursed more than 99% of the total village fund to society in 2018. According to him, the achievement reflects the better management of village fund and the progress of rural development. (VOI/Ndy/Trs: Amanda/DP)

05
November

Indonesian President, Joko Widodo said that the government is responsible for maintaining the stability of basic commodity prices in the market. According to President Joko Widodo, the government must be able to keep the balance between the profits of the merchants and the affordability of people to purchase the commodities in the market. The President remarked that currently Indonesia’s inflation is low. Therefore commodity prices in the market are not supposed to increase significantly.

“The Government is responsible for maintaining the stability of commodity prices. We have to ensure how people can afford the commodities and farmers can also get their profit. It is not easy to maintain their balance. I bought numerous commodities. I checked their prices and bought them. I want to prove that the prices are stable because our inflation level is below 3.5, meaning commodity prices are stable,” said Joko Widodo when speaking before santris (Islamic boarding school students) and public at Darul Hikmah Islamic Boarding School, Pamulang, Banten on Sunday (11/4) .

In addition, President Joko Widodo hopes there will be no sides spreading issues on hiking prices in the market to the public as it is a misleading thing and it will impact the stability in the society.

“We must not believe the misleading information. It is a normal thing if some prices are hiking because commodity prices are fluctuationg. Therefore, we must not let such issues disrupt the stability of the society,” said Joko Widodo.

President Joko Widodo told that he had observed commodity prices twice in different regions, so that he could clarify the issue regarding the increase of commodity prices in the market. On the other hand, President admitted, he did not find any significant hike in the markets he had visited. (VOI/NDY/Trs:Amanda/AHM)

04
November

President Joko Widodo invited all young entrepreneurs in Indonesia to emigrate from pessimistic to optimistic business behavior. He also invited young Indonesian entrepreneurs to emigrate by not doing a market monopoly but prioritizing cooperation between entrepreneurs in order to promote the economy more evenly. This was conveyed by Jokowi on Saturday in Jakarta.

Young entrepreneurs migrate pessimism to consumptive to productive optimism, from those who are angry to move to patience. Patient but hard work. HIPMI features there. From the happy division split to unity. Move from monopoly to competition. Feature progress there. Don't be happy to be given facilities and monopoly rights. Individualistic migration to collaboration, work together,” said Joko Widodo.

Furthermore Jokowi also encouraged young entrepreneurs in Indonesia to be good at utilizing existing business opportunities. According to him, Indonesia has opportunities that can be utilized by young Indonesian entrepreneurs to advance the domestic economy, especially if young entrepreneurs can take advantage of opportunities from business opportunities from small things to products that have added value. (Ndy trans by PUTRI)


04
November

President Joko Widodo expressed his condolences over the death of a diver from the National SAR Agency, Syahrul Anto, who helped searching for Lion Air PK-LQP aircraft in Karawang, West Java. The President hopes that the incident will not happen again in the future.

First I conveyed a deep condolence over the death of our diver Pak Syahrul Anto. This is a very big role and contribution of divers in finding black boxes and aircraft components. As I said yesterday, there were 859 volunteers from the company who were all together in the context of evacuation to look for black boxes and others that we have done in the morning and evening. And we hope there will be no more divers who die in the field,” President Joko Widodo said.

Syahrul Anto, a diver who took part in the search team for the Lion Air PK-LQP aircraft, died on Friday (11/2/2018). Syahrul Anto is a civilian diver under the auspices of the Basarnas. He died while searching the Lion Air plane which crashed in Karawang. Syahrul was dead at the Koja Regional General Hospital after being knocked unconscious. (VOI/Ndy trans by PUTRI/AHM)

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