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Jakarta Post

Four years needed for Central Sulawesi recovery

  • Ruslan Sangadji

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 7 2018   /  02:38 am

The economy of Central Sulawesi is expected to fully recover in four years, after devastating earthquakes and a tsunami in Sigi and Donggala regencies as well as land liquefaction in Palu city caused widespread destruction last September, a government official has said.Patta Tope, head of the Central Sulawesi Provincial Development Planning Agency, said recently that the natural disaster had damaged the province’s economy, with growth plummeting 4.49 percentage points to 1.75 percent from 6.24 percent.In order to fully recover in four years, he said, incoming investment in the province should grow 25 percent annually until 2022.He said declining economic growth had also triggered a rise in the number of people classed as poor in the province by 18,400. The number would bring the total number classed as poor to 438,610, or 14.42 percent of the provinces population, he added.“But with ...