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Infrastructure Development Starting from the Competitiveness Development

by Sebastianus Epifany Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 15:28

JAKARTA - Based on The Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017 issued by the World Economic Forum, Indonesia's infrastructure competitiveness is still lagging behind Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, precisely ranked 60. According to the Director General of Construction of the Ministry of Public Works and Housing (PUPR), Yusid Thoyib, this should be the focus of mutual attention in Indonesia.

This was explained by Yusid Toyib at the opening of the Focus Group Discussion Forum on National Strategy for Increasing Productivity of Public Works Infrastructure Construction and Housing (PUPR). He believes strong competitiveness will make the Indonesian people victorious and able to be a host in their own country.

"Competitiveness will lead us to be the host in our own country, generate foreign exchange through exports of goods and services, which in turn will increase the income of the State and the welfare of the people," said Yusid Thoyib as reported from pu.go.id (15/6/2017)

He believes that a proper development strategy of the construction sector is needed to increase the productivity of construction in order to boost competitiveness. This is very important considering infrastructure is one of the determinants of the level of national competitiveness. The integrated and quality infrastructure will support the connectivity aspects that facilitate the movement of goods, services and people, and impact on the cost efficiency of transportation and logistics.

"With connectivity, people security can be more assured and more prosperous, because with the connectivity of all levels of society get easy access to obtain the basic needs", said Yusid.

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