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President to ease bureaucratic investment licensing

Kamis 26 April 2018 07:05 WIB

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President Joko Widodo sees off the first shipment of Mitsubishi Xpander at Tanjung Priok Port, Jakarta, on Wednesday (April 25).

President Joko Widodo sees off the first shipment of Mitsubishi Xpander at Tanjung Priok Port, Jakarta, on Wednesday (April 25).

Foto: Antara/Aprillio Akbar
President asks human resources to be responsive in licensing service reforms.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said that he will ease the investment licensing stagnancy caused due to bureaucratic hindrance. He utterd a threat to those who tried to complicate the licensing process.

"If there are still obstacles or (officials who are) not serious about handling licensing in the field after the launch of single submission system, just let me know, and I will take action. I will improve it," the president stressed, when seeing off the first shipment of Mitsubishi Xpander at Tanjung Priok Port here on Wednesday.

He stated that the government will trace the obstacles that hamper the issuing of license for doing business in Indonesia. The head of state remarked that the licensing process will apply a more modern and fast administration model with a data system integrated with its human resources who are capable of handling it.

In the management of the system, the president asked the human resources to be responsive and play an important role in licensing service reforms in Indonesia. Jokowi asked the relevant ministers and leaders of the institutions concerned with the online single submission to finish the licensing process within hours.

"This is a leap in the licensing procedure that we are preparing. This is a big change in the licensing process integrated from the central government to the regions," the president remarked.

Indonesia's export values in 2017 grew by 16.2 percent, with a trade surplus reaching US$11.8 billion. It is expected that with the online single submission, the government of Jokowi-Jusuf Kalla would achieve higher investment and exports.

In the meantime, Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita stated that export and investment are the keys to boost national economic growth. The Indonesian government has set a target of raising non-oil/non-gas exports for 2018 by 11 percent.

The target is based on the country's exports in 2017, which grew by 16.2 percent to $168.7 billion as compared to the previous year, he noted in a press statement recently. "The keys to boost Indonesia's economic growth are export and investment. The state budget serves as a stimulant," he remarked.

Last year, Indonesia had recorded a trade surplus of $11.3 billion. "The government will always make all-out efforts to increase the exports of goods, with high added value," he noted.

He made the remarks at a coordination meeting with Bank Indonesia and district and municipal governments in the industrialized island of Batam, Riau Islands Province. The meeting was based on the theme of developing export-oriented industries by expanding access to the export market and optimizing industrial estates.

Also present at the meeting were Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, Bank Indonesia Governor Agus D.W. Martowardojo, and Trade Minister Airlangga Hartanto.

The other invitees were Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore Ngurah Swajaya, Riau Islands Governor Nurdin Basirun, and Chief of the Batam Management Board Lukita Dinasyah Tuwo, as well as district heads and mayors from all over Riau Islands.

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