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President Joko Widodo inspecting Groundbreaking Toll Road Padang - Pekanbaru Stage I (Padang - Sicincin) and the inauguration of Padang Bypass Capacity Expansion Project at Jln. Padang Bypass Km. 25, Padang City, West Sumatra Province, Friday afternoon, February 9, 2018.

President Joko Widodo instructed the Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial Planning / Head of National Agriculture Agency (BPN) to realize the target of issuance of land certificate for the people of West Sumatra in 2023.
Up to now there have been only 700 thousand land certificates successfully issued and submitted to the people of West Sumatra. In fact, there should be 1.7 million certificates that must be published soon.
"The BPN office in West Sumatra still has obligation to to hand in one million certificates to the people. That must be resolved soon," said President to the people who attended the Dharmasraya Sports Arena (GOR), Koto Baru, Dharmasraya Regency, West Sumatra, Wednesday, February 7, 2018.
On the occasion, the Head of State also explained how important the certificate as proof of land rights owned by the community. 
Therefore, the President requested that the community to keep the certificates in a safe and not easily damaged place. 
Also present at the ceremony were the Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Agriculture and Spatial Planning / Head of BPN Sofyan Djalil, Social Minister Idrus Marham, Deputy Minister of EMR Arcandra Tahar, West Sumatra Governor Irwan Prayitno, Dharmasraya Regent Sutan Riska Tuanku Raja and BRI Chief Commissioner Andrinof Chaniago. (Release Protocol, Press and Media of Secretariat of the President) 

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi held a bilateral meeting with Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in Jakarta to discuss issues related to capacity building in trade, economics, politics and strengthening cooperation between the two countries.


The progress of a country depends on the ability of its human resources. Other things  not less important are  social and political stability, government management, mastery of science and technology and creativity and innovation of its human resources. The statement was conveyed by President Joko Widodo in his  speech at the National Education and Culture Meeting 2018 held at Pusdiklat Kemendikbud, Sawangan, Depok, Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
The Ministry of Education and Culture has a great responsibility in developing human resources in Indonesia. "This huge responsibility lies  on the shoulders of you attending this meeting here," said the President.
Therefore, the President reminded the importance of education  that build Pancasila character. Through education also, honesty, togetherness, politeness, values​and character taughg to the  children. 
"This is where the importance of education, education that teaches the struggle, education that builds the character of the learner, who always learns without waiting to be patronized, who always innovate without waiting to be taught," said the Head of State.
"That is our capital as a great nation capable of solving problems everywhere, and at the same time to win global competition," he said.
The President warned that the wealth of natural resources can not guarantee the welfare and success of a nation. Many developed countries actually do not have natural resources,  but on the contrary many countries with abundant natural resources suffer from poverty, even conflict and civil war.
"Natural resources that often spoil and make us lazy, beat the fighting power, make us careless and do not encourage us all to innovate and have creativity," said the President.
On the occasion, the President reminded that the government has been trying hard to improve education services, both at central, provincial and district level through the Indonesian Smart Card program (KIP). "We want to ensure access to education for underprivileged children, "the President said.
Therefore, budget support from Central to Regional is also continuously improved and efforts to improve the quality of teachers and education infrastructure continue to run.
Therefore, the President invited all  participants not to get caught up in the routine because it has been running for many years without any renewal, without a major innovation in education and culture.
"Our courage is to make a breakthrough because the changing world is now going so fast," said the President.
Also present accompanying the President were Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy.(Release Protocol, Press and Media Secretariat of the President) 

A student from vocational school explains their innovation to President Joko Widodo


The President expressed his appreciation for his staff both at central and local level for the achievement to reduce the number of Forest fire. Nevertheless, he cautioned that this handling and prevention should be intensified.

With huge market potential, Indonesia should be the main driver of sharia economy. It was conveyed by President Joko Widodo during a Plenary Meeting of the National Committee on Sharia Finance with ome cabinet ministers on Monday, 5 February 2018, at the Presidential Office of Jakarta.
"I want to emphasize that in the development of sharia economy, we should not only become the target market and industrial products of other countries just to become consumers," said President.
One of the potentials of Indonesia as a country with the largest Muslim population in the world is the asset of sharia banking that continues to increase. In 2017, Indonesia's sharia banking assets stood at Rp435 trillion, or about 5.8% of total banking assets of Indonesia.
"Therefore  we are very serious to work on this potential, and I see the numbers also show improvement," he said.
Similarly, the sharia capital market whose numbers continue to improve. In fact, Indonesia's sukuk market share reached 19% of all sukuk issued by various countries. Not only that, the total assets of sharia non-Islamic finance industry has also doubled in the last five years.
"We also have great potential for the collection of religious social funds, such as pilgrim funds, zakat funds, waqf funds, and infaq funds, and alms," said the President.
Furthermore, the President also mentioned other potentials that must be immediately worked out in the framework of developing sharia economy. Starting from the industrial field fashion, Muslim fashion, halal food, pharmacy, until the tourism sector.
In food industry for example, Indonesia has the highest level of halal food consumption in the world. Indonesia also entered the top five countries with consumption of medicinal products, kosal cosmetics, and the largest Muslim fashion in the world. While in the tourism economy, Indonesia ranks fourth with the most number of tourist visits from OIC members.
"The potential of this tourism sector is still very promising, with global tourism spending reaching USD169 billion or 11.8 percent of global tourism consumption spending," he said.
Nevertheless, the President appealed that the development of Islamic finance industry can provide tangible benefits, including supporting efforts to reduce poverty in order to reduce the number of inequality in the country.
"The data I received still shows that the use of sharia financing is 41.8%, mostly for consumption, while working capital and investment financing only reach 34.3% and 23.2%, respectively," said President.
The President also requested that by 2018 the Shariah LKM, micro-endowment banks, especially those located in pesantren-pesantren, are further expanded and expanded to cover all parts of Indonesia
At the end of his introduction, the President requested that reforms and improvements to the management of zakat and waqf continue to be done to support poverty alleviation programs  and suppress the number of inequities. (Release: Protocol, Press and Media Secretariat of the President) 
President Joko Widodo inaugurated the Rennovated Open and Closed Tennis Court Gelora Bung Karno, Saturday, February 3, 2018. The inauguration of the tennis court is the inauguration of the seventh venue of 14 venues being renovated.
"Every day, Indonesia seems to be ready to welcome the 2018 Asian Games because the venues for the games have been completed," said President at Gelora Bung Karno Open Tennis Court.
After delivering his remarks, the President signed two inscriptions to mark the inauguration of Gelora Bung Karno Open and Closed Tennis Court.
The President also handed two bicycles to Senior Tennis Athletes Yustedjo Tarik and Yayuk Basuki.
Meanwhile, in his report, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono said that the renovation of the tennis courts had been held for 16 months from September 2016 until December 2017.
"The GBK outdoor tennis court is one of the 6 heritage buildings in the GBK area which renovation was carried out by considering aspects of cultural preservation as recommended by the team of cultural heritage experts," said Basuki.  
Attending the inauguration event were Chairman of People's Consultative Assembly (MPR)  Zulkifli Hasan, Vice Chairman of MPR EE Mangindaan, Coordinating Minister for Political, Law and Security Affairs Wiranto, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Public Works and Housing Basuki Hadimuljono Presidential Staff Moeldoko, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and Chairman of KOI / INASGOC Chairman Erick Thohir. (Protocol, Press and Media Secretariat of the President) 
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