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Jakarta Post

RI pledges continued reforms

  • Aditya Suharmoko


JAKARTA   /   Mon, February 23 2009   /  11:22 am

The government will continue trying to improve the investment climate, which has been reformed since 2005, to attract more investment to stimulate the country’s economy, according to senior ministry officials. On Sunday, Edy Putra Irawadi, industry and trade deputy to the coordinating minister for the economy, said the government would keep pushing for regulatory reform in various economic sectors amid the global economic downturn. “Along with the state minister for administrative reform, we’ve designed licensing guidelines for state officials at central and local levels. We also have a team whose job is to oversee the national single window for investment, providing electronic services for information and investment licensing,” he said. He added the government also had a logistics team to develop the national logistics system in a bid to reduce business costs, i...