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Jakarta Post

Blitar leads economic governance survey

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 8 2011   /  08:00 am

The city of Blitar in East Java came out on top in a survey of local economic governance released Tuesday by the Regional Autonomy Implementation Monitoring Committee (KPPOD).

Nine parameters were used in the survey: infrastructure, private enterprises development program, access to land, interaction between local administrations and businesses, business licensing, local taxes and fees, security and business conflict resolution, capacity and integrity of regional heads, and quality of local regulations.

“Blitar was considered particularly good in infrastructure, interaction between local administrations and businesses, licensing, and regional head capacity and integrity,” KPPOD executive director P. Agung Pambudhi told The Jakarta Post during a media briefing of the survey results at Hotel Borobudur in Jakarta.

The survey ranked 245 cities and regencies in 19 pro...