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Jakarta Post

Tourism, ‘green fuel’ top Jokowi development agenda

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 12, 2020   /  08:52 am
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Mobility mogul: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inspects the construction of the Jakarta-Bandung semi-high-speed railway and the Greater Jakarta LRT projects after attending the opening of the Jakarta Cikampek elevated toll road in Bekasi, West Java, on Dec. 12, 2019. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

From smelters and tourist hotspots to “green fuel” and high-speed railways, the government has set its sights on completing 41 priority projects estimated to cost a combined Rp 7.4 quadrillion (US$540 billion) between 2020 and 2024, an official document shows. According to the 2020-2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) signed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Jan. 20, Indonesia’s development programs are aimed at achieving three goals: independence, justice and sustainability. The priority projects are also aimed at boosting economic growth, human capital development and disaster mitigation. “We hope that by 2045, our gross domestic product [GDP] per capita will reach US$23,199. Therefore, an economic transformation needs to begin in 2020 to build a strong foundation for our growth,” National Development Planning Minister Su...