Saturday, 14 December 2019

Industry Minister Hopes Indonesia to Get Next Level Post Election

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  • Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto. ANTARA/Indrianto Eko Suwarso

    Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto. ANTARA/Indrianto Eko Suwarso

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto pinned hope the next elected president could bring Indonesia’s economy to a higher rank.

    “[Hopefully, they] can support Indonesia to become an upper-middle-class country, and further higher by 2025,” said the minister after casting a ballot at 13 Junior High School Jakarta, Kebayoran Baru, on Wednesday, April 13.

    Thus, he opined, the elected president should have drafted a roadmap to reach the goal. In the industry sector alone, he added, many policies will be instantly imposed after the 2019 Indonesia elections wrap up, such as industries of halal and electric transportation.

    Referred to the previous elections, Golkar Party chairman believed that business and investment realm would be developed after the country’s simultaneous election. Moreover, Indonesia is one of the countries with a developed democracy system.

    “There are five general elections after the 1998 crisis, and the economy always grows after April [election’s month],” he added.

    When asked about his personal plan after the Indonesia Elections 2019, Airlangga was reluctant to reveal his agenda if he was not elected for the next administration. “We don’t want to daydream,” he said.

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