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Jakarta Post

Sandiaga to get distinguished research professor title from alma mater

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya
    Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 25, 2016   /  04:39 pm
Sandiaga to get distinguished research professor title from alma mater Jakarta deputy gubernatorial candidate Sandiaga Uno (right) answers questions from journalists while his running mate, gubernatorial candidate Anies Baswedan (second left) gives a thumb up to photojournalists after they report their wealth to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Sept. 29. (Antara Photo/Reno Esnir)

Jakarta deputy gubernatorial candidate Sandiaga Uno will go to the US on Tuesday evening to receive the Distinguished Research Professor in Residence title from George Washington University. 

Sandiaga will depart for the US after he and gubernatorial candidate Anies Baswedan attend a Jakarta General Elections Commission (KPUD Jakarta) event at JIEXPO Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, where a ballot number drawing for the candidates will take place. 

"I have told Pak Anies and my team that I will go to Washington DC to attend the Asian Business Leader Symposium, in which I will receive a title from George Washington University," he said at Bidakara hotel, South Jakarta, on Tuesday. 

In line with his background as a businessman, Sandiaga, who received a Master’s degree from George Washington University, says he plans to develop small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to create more job opportunities in the city. He also aims to engage bigger companies to stimulate capital provision for SMEs. 

"If we have policies that favor SMEs, especially those involved in the digital industry, the economy may grow 2 percent," he said, adding that he aims to create 200,000 new entrepreneurs in the city. (evi)


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