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President Jokowi Asks West Java Government to Be Pro-Active

by Sebastianus Epifany Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 14:09

JAKARTA - West Java is a province in Indonesia which is directly adjacent to the capital city of Jakarta. Even so, West Java development is still left behind, and even has a lot of unemployment. This becomes the concern of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) who appealed for the West Java regional government to be more pro-active.

President Jokowi explained based on the data that he has, there is an increase in the number of open unemployment in West Java. By 2016 the percentage number is 8,89 percent, up slightly from 8,72 percent in 2015.

For that, President Jokowi requested that the Governor and the local government to be more pro-active, continue to synergize with the central government to solve problems that are still faced in the field, such as land acquisition, as well as anticipate any impact of the development process in West Java province.

"I believe this infrastructure development will be a foundation for faster and more equitable economic movement in West Java," said President Jokowi as reported from Setkab.go.id (3/5/2017).

With economic growth reaching 5, 67 percent by 2016, the President insisted that West Java Province should be able to grow even higher, thus opening more new jobs for the unemployed workforce.

This was disclosed by President Jokowi during his introduction to the Limited Meeting on the Evaluation of the Implementation of the National Strategic Project and Priority Program in West Java Province, which was held at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Tuesday (2/5) afternoon.

Previously, the president requested that the synergy of the two provinces, both West Java and DKI Jakarta be strengthened by saying, "The economic linkage between these two provinces needs to be well prepared, requires connectivity, requires integration, and requires a stronger synergy between DKI and West Java Province.

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