Jokowi Exposing Positive Impact of Infrastructure Development for Indonesia
JAKARTA - Equitable Infrastructure development have various positive effects, ranging from work opportunities, support the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as well as foster investment and economic equality for Indonesian people. This is highlighted by the President of the Republic Indonesia Joko Widodo (Jokowi) which tirelessly emphasised the importance of infrastructure development focus during his five-year reign era.
"Infrastructure development also opens up a lot of work opportunities, creating chances of SMEs to grow in the region," said President Jokowi as reported from Setkab.go.id (21/02/2017).
President Jokowi asserted within a period of five years of his reign, he wants to focus on infrastructure development. It is because Indonesia infrastructure development has fallen far behind other countries, and this affects people competitiveness which became lost to other countries.
"I relayed many times, our focus is on infrastructure. Because I also believe, this infrastructure will also foster investment and also equitable to our citizens," stressed the President while adding that every development must have workers recruitment, every infrastructure development must grow any supporting aspect to completed the infrastructure framework.
President Jokowi believes the existence of the infrastructure, for example, is the sea toll, will affect the daily activities of the port. This will make the port which not visited by the ship will be visited regularly on scheduled by the hour, day, week, and others.
The President wants us not associate the construction of toll roads with a great variety of things. Because the toll road project will be very useful when it resolved to accelerate the mobility and the mobility of goods which ultimately will also lower prices in areas traversed by the toll road.
President Jokowi also entrusts the infrastructure development particularly in regional areas to involving small contractors, and SMEs in the regions so that they get the economic portion.