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Reviving manufacturing should be election winner's top priority: Economists

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

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JAKARTA   /   Wed, April 10, 2019   /  06:47 pm
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Workers assemble a car at an Astra Daihatsu Motor factory in Karawang, West Java.(Antara/-)

The winner of April’s presidential election will have a tough job on his hands to revive the country’s manufacturing sector, which is expected to play a dominant role in fueling the economy in the coming years. Center of Reform on Economics (CORE) Indonesia executive director Mohammad Faisal said that stimulating higher GDP growth through the revitalization of the manufacturing sector should be a key agenda of the government going forward. “The key to achieving higher growth is the revitalization of manufacturing. The next presidential debate should address this issue as one of the key agendas for the next five years, as we need to transform our economy to make it more competitive,” he said at a seminar on Tuesday. The fifth and final presidential debate will be held in Jakarta on Saturday, April 13. During the debate, incumbent Joko “Jokowi” ...