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Jakarta Post

Bekraf hopes to complete phase one of creative economy plan by year-end

  • Norman Harsono

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 16, 2019   /  04:10 pm
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Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) head Triawan Munaf (second right) attends a talk show on Apr. 12. Bekraf is helping regional administrations develop their creative economy.(

The Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) expects to help every regional administration create its own ‘creative economy road map’ by December, which marks the deadline for phase one of the agency’s economic development plan. In other words, Bekraf has five months left to create 34 provincial road maps and 514 city and districts road maps that define specific deadlines and quotas for each region’s creative industry, as mandated under Presidential Regulation No. 142/2018 on Bekraf’s economic development plan up to 2025. Bekraf’s Endah Wahyu Sulistianti, undersecretary for intragovernmental and interregional relations, told reporters on Monday that the agency’s strategy to meet the deadline hinged on efforts by the administrations of Riau and West Java. She was referring to Riau Governor Syamsuar, who issued a regional bylaw on the creative eco...