Daily Archives: November 18, 2018

Prabowo-Sandi siding with the peoples economy

Magelang (ANTARA News) – Presidential and vice presidential candidates pair Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno (Prabowo-Sandi) wanted to build the economy by siding with the peoples economy.

Candidate for Vice President Sandiaga in Magelang, Saturday, said Prabowo-Sandi would carry out a clear and firm policy in favor of the peoples economy.

He conveyed this after visiting the Rejowinangun Market in Magelang City and the center for wood crafts in Pucang, Secang Sub-district, Magelang District.

Sandiaga said that his party wanted to open employment opportunities to the widest extent possible in favor of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), because the MSMEs absorbed employment reaching 97.7 percent.

Furthermore, he noted that his side would also focus on entrepreneurship, because a lot of peoples businesses needed training and assistance.

In addition, facilitation assistance from the government cooperates with the business world by providing better access to marketing and capital.

“Based on the data here, we are increasingly convinced that our vision and mission of the economy and stable prices and job creation are the right solutions that are expected by the community,” he said.

While visiting one of the wood-based handicraft industries in Pucang, Secang Sub-district, Magelang Regency, MSMEs were the locomotive of development.

Handicraft products in this area are export quality, and they have been exported to Malaysia and this certainly can increase the countrys foreign exchange.

According to him, the industry in the area needs to get attention from the government, it needs assistance on financial reports and tax issues because in this growing business the owner does not have the expertise to manage his money.

“How many monthly profits do you not know but have been burdened with taxes, the government and its programs will need to provide training to improve human resources, because of the classic problem of MSMEs, namely human resources,” he said.

Source: ANTARA News

APEC Summit meeting to discuss connectivity for inclusive growth

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Connectivity for inclusive growth is one of the agenda in the second day of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2018 Summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on Sunday.

Presidential spokesman Bey Machmudin said in a statement received here on Sunday, there was an agenda of “Leaders Retreat” with the theme of “Connecting for Inclusive Growth Through Digital Future.

Bey Machmudin said there were three agendas of the APEC summit to be discussed in the second day working visit of President Joko Widodod (Jokowi) to Papua New Guinea on Sunday.

On Sunday morning President Joko Widodo would join other APEC leaders for photography at the APEC Haus.

Leaders Retreat would follow after the photography session with the theme of Connecting for Inclusive Growth Through Digital Future.

The lunch with other APEC leaders is to be held in the form of discussion and adoption of “The 26th APEC 2018 Leaders Declaration – Era Kone Declaration”.

Meanwhile, Indonesian First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo would take part in “spouse program”. Together with other countriess First Ladies, Mrs Jokowi will visit a number of places such as the National Museum & Art Gallery and an Entertainment Park, where APEC Garden is located.

Later in the day President Jokowi would return to his hotel to prepare for his return to Indonesia.

From the hotel, Jokowi and entourage would be heading for the International Airport of Jackson to fly to Surabaya, East Java.

Source: ANTARA News

Jokowi discusses trade and digital economy with Xi Jinping

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – President Joko Widodo met with the President of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) Xi Jinping and discussed trade to the digital economy in a bilateral meeting held on the sidelines of the APEC Summit.

The Deputy of Protocol, Press and Media of the Presidential Secretariat, Bey Machmudin, in a statement received in Jakarta on Saturday, said that the meeting was held at the Stanley Hotel, Port Moresby, Saturday evening.

Starting the meeting, President Jokowi congratulated President Xi Jinping for the success of the PRC in holding an international export exhibition in Shanghai which took place recently.

“I would like to congratulate you on the holding of The 1st China International Import Export Expo in Shanghai recently, where Indonesia became the Country of Honor,” said President Jokowi.

In addition, President Jokowi also appreciated the PRC for expressing sympathy and cooperation given in handling natural disasters in Lombok and Central Sulawesi.

The two heads of state then discussed several matters related to the relations between the two countries. In the trade sector, the President hopes that the two countries can work together to overcome the Indonesia-China trade deficit through various means.

These methods include the ease of export of tropical fruit from Indonesia to China, such as fresh pineapple, dragon fruit, avocado, rambutan, mango, banana and durian.

“The ease of import of swallow nests from Indonesia,” he continued.

The President also hopes for the sustainability of palm oil exports and derivative products, including cooperation in developing biodiesel such as B5, B20 biofuels and replanting oil palm.

In addition, President Jokowi wants China to not apply a quota or anti-dumping for Indonesian manufactured products such as steel.

“I also hope that His Majesty can encourage Chinese tourists to visit Indonesia, especially to Bali and 10 new Bali,” he added.

The two Heads of State also discussed cooperation in the investment sector, including to develop industry 4.0.

In this bilateral meeting, the President was accompanied by Maritime Affairs Coordinating Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Minister of State Pratikno.

Source: ANTARA News

Jokowi discusses trade and digital economy with Xi Jinping

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – President Joko Widodo met with the President of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) Xi Jinping and discussed trade to the digital economy in a bilateral meeting held on the sidelines of the APEC Summit.

The Deputy of Protocol, Press and Media of the Presidential Secretariat, Bey Machmudin, in a statement received in Jakarta on Saturday, said that the meeting was held at the Stanley Hotel, Port Moresby, Saturday evening.

Starting the meeting, President Jokowi congratulated President Xi Jinping for the success of the PRC in holding an international export exhibition in Shanghai which took place recently.

“I would like to congratulate you on the holding of The 1st China International Import Export Expo in Shanghai recently, where Indonesia became the Country of Honor,” said President Jokowi.

In addition, President Jokowi also appreciated the PRC for expressing sympathy and cooperation given in handling natural disasters in Lombok and Central Sulawesi.

The two heads of state then discussed several matters related to the relations between the two countries. In the trade sector, the President hopes that the two countries can work together to overcome the Indonesia-China trade deficit through various means.

These methods include the ease of export of tropical fruit from Indonesia to China, such as fresh pineapple, dragon fruit, avocado, rambutan, mango, banana and durian.

“The ease of import of swallow nests from Indonesia,” he continued.

The President also hopes for the sustainability of palm oil exports and derivative products, including cooperation in developing biodiesel such as B5, B20 biofuels and replanting oil palm.

In addition, President Jokowi wants China to not apply a quota or anti-dumping for Indonesian manufactured products such as steel.

“I also hope that His Majesty can encourage Chinese tourists to visit Indonesia, especially to Bali and 10 new Bali,” he added.

The two Heads of State also discussed cooperation in the investment sector, including to develop industry 4.0.

In this bilateral meeting, the President was accompanied by Maritime Affairs Coordinating Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Minister of State Pratikno.

Source: ANTARA News