SOE Minister Erick Thohir Prepares Ahead of President-VP Meeting



Petir Garda Bhwana

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Following the official handover from Rini Soemarno, State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir has already scheduled for an internal meeting with a number of the Ministry’s deputies and officials. 

    Erick argues that the reason for the meeting is due to the fact that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Ma’ruf Amin will hold a meeting with a number of the newly-appointed state ministers, which includes Erick.

    “To be honest, I haven’t thought about studying about SOEs, it is new to me. As I said earlier, [this internal meeting] is to [prepare] for a meeting with President Joko Widodo and VP Ma’ruf Amin,” said Erick Thohir in his official statement on Wednesday.

    Despite the sudden announcement for a meeting, Erick is optimistic that he will perform well in the limited meeting with the president. He also announced that he has composed the key performance indicators that must be achieved by the ministry under his leadership. 

    Erick Thohir also called for the public to give him time to acclimatize and thoroughly study the SOE Ministry. 

    “Many things need to be completed such as the Jakarta-Bandung fast train project or the result of the talks between Saudi Arabia and Indonesia regarding Aramco and Pertamina. These are the matters that we need to review,” said Erick Thohir