Saturday, 19 January 2019

Moeldoko Explains Reason Govt Focus on Infrastructure Program

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  • Moeldoko, Presidential Chief of Staff. Tempo/Subekti

    Moeldoko, Presidential Chief of Staff. Tempo/Subekti

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko explained reasons the government of President Joko `Jokowi` Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla during the four-year office focused on the infrastructure development. According to Moeldoko, building the infrastructure was the same as building human civilization.

    Moeldoko said people in the border region previously faced many challenges and even questioned themselves of being an Indonesian citizen or not.

    “Now, the access is open as wide as possible. President has a concept of Indonesiasentris, which is the development not only focus in Java and Bali,” said Moeldoko in the BPPT building, Monday, Oct 22.

    Moeldoko opined the government’s focus on building infrastructure aimed at advancing the human because infrastructure made life easier for the community.

    According to him, the infrastructure development also provided convenience in the investment sector, and that was seen by the increased rank of Indonesia in the ease of doing business. “Investment rapidly flows to Indonesia,” he said.

    However, Moeldoko admitted the infrastructure program during the era of Jokowi-JK was still required further enhancement and participation from all parties was needed. “There is something lacking in Nawacita [nine flagship programs of Jokowi-JK]. Let’s repair it together. Because the government does not have an allergy towards criticism, we are all open,” he said.

    MUHAMMAD HENDARTYO