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Jokowi to focus on structural reform to tap growth potential

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, December 2, 2019   /  11:32 am
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The Balikpapan-Samarinda toll road project cuts through the Samboja region in Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan, in this August 2019 file photo. President Joko Widodo has said that he will focus on nationwide infrastructure connectivity in his second and final term.(JP/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

Speaking at the Bank Indonesia Annual Meeting (PTBI) on the evening of Nov. 28, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said that his priority was to unleash a structural reform agenda beyond the fiscal, financial and monetary sectors to ensure the effective achievement of the government's economic goals. While he would focus on structural reform, Jokowi said that Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Bank Indonesia (BI) Governor Perry Warjiyo and Financial Services Authority (OJK) chairman WImboh Santoso were fully entrusted with assessing and managing the country’s economic performance. “Monetary and financial [matters] are [the authority] of BI and the OJK. On the fiscal side, it is the Finance Minister who must be prudent and careful. My work will focus outside [the fiscal and monetary authorities],” Jokowi s...