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Indonesia to focus on manufacturing, tourism and investment to revive the economy

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, February 25, 2020   /  04:17 pm
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The group of foreign tourists who descended from the Sun Princess cruise ship, to enjoy the tour on the island of Lombok, was welcomed by the Sasak welcome dance on Tuesday (11/05/2019). (JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana)

The government will focus on the development of the manufacturing and tourism sectors, as well as attracting more foreign and local investment, in order to revive the country’s economic growth, which has been on a downward trend lately amid growing uncertainty in the global economy, a senior official has said. Chairman of the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) Suharso Monoarfa said the three sources of growth would be the main focus of the government’s working plan (RKP) in 2021 to revive the economy. “The manufacturing industry contribution [to national GDP] is still below 20 percent, which doesn’t even put us into a semi-industrial nation category. That’s why we have to push and grow the manufacturing sector,” he said in Jakarta on Monday during a ceremony to mark the start of the drafting of the 2021 working plan. He hoped the ...