Jokowi: Infrastructure Development is a Constitutional Mandate
JAKARTA – Infrastructure development in remote and rural area is a constitutional mandate. Therefore, development in those areas will be continued. Fairness and equity are the constitutional mandates that must be implemented.
This statement was said by President of Indonesian Republic, Joko Widodo on his opening speech at Partai Kebangkitan Bangsa Anniversary at Hotel Grand Sahid Jaya, Jakarta as reported by KOMPAS.com, Sunday (7/22).
Other countries have focused on the era of the 4th industrial revolution by developing transportation technologies to telecommunications. The global competition in the economy is currently in the process, mentioned The President.
“Now what’s coming is a global economic pressure which like it or not must be faced by us together. Our great asset is our unity in facing global challenges that are not getting easier, but more difficult each day”, said Jokowi.
Today, the government is building infrastructures in several areas such as Trans Papua highway, Trans Sumatera highway, Trans Jawa highway, ports, and airports. Also, the government is funding town governments to build facilities and infrastructures such as irrigation, retention basin, road, also public bathing, washing, and toilet (MCK).
In 2015, the government funded Rp20,76 trillion to villages, then Rp46,9 trillion in 2016 and Rp60 trillion in 2017.