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Apindo to submit economic road map to elected president  

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, April 11, 2019   /   12:04 pm
Apindo to submit economic road map to elected president   Illustration of a car factory (Shutterstock/File)

The Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) is drafting an economic road map that will be submitted to the elected president. 

Apindo deputy chairwoman Shinta Kamdani said the draft economic road map would reflect the aspirations, hopes and recommendations of the business community. 

She said the road map would be drafted based on the results of a survey and focus group discussion that was participated in by businesspeople from various sectors.

“The road map will focus on two things – sectorial issues and inter-sectoral issues,” Shinta said in Jakarta on Wednesday as quoted by kontan.co.id.

The sectoral issues will discuss issues in various sectors, such as manufacturing, tourism, food and agriculture, energy infrastructure and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), she added.

Meanwhile, she said, the inter-sectoral aspects would touch on macroeconomic issues, employment, taxation, banking and financing, regulation and bureaucracy.

“We will explain the road map so that the government and business community can gain an understanding and see how improvements can be made,” Shinta added.

She said the road map was expected to be completed in August. “We hope the road map can help push up economic growth, which has been stagnant at about 5 percent in recent years,” she added.

Meanwhile, an economist from Atmajaya Catholic University ,Agustinus Prasetyantoko,  said to push economic growth up, the government would need to focus on economic expansion through the improvement of productivity and participation of the private sector. (bbn)