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Don’t applaud, Indonesia still lags behind: Jokowi

  • Eisya A. Eloksari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 8 2019   /  01:48 am

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo asked his audience not to applaud when he described the government’s success in building massive infrastructure during his first term in his remarks at the opening of Indonesia Infrastructure Week 2019 at the Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo) on Wednesday.Jokowi said after working day and night, the government had achieved the infrastructure development target during his first five years in office. He said by the end of the year, Indonesia would have 1,500 kilometers of toll roads, almost double the number recorded in 2014, the first year of his presidency.“Don’t applaud […],” the President said when he saw a number of the audience clapping. Jokowi acknowledged that the nation was far behind other countries in infrastructure development despite the government being able to meet the road construction target. From 1978 until 2014, Indonesia ha...