Indonesia´s Latest Economic Growth was G-20s Third Highest: Jokowi

Thursday, 10 August 2017 , 09:00:00 WIB -

President Joko Widodo is seen giving a speech an Islamic boarding school in Jakarta, Tuesday (8/8). (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS - President Joko Widodo, or Jokowi, claims Indonesia posted the third strongest growth among G-20 members, saying that the country only lost against China and India.

"South Korea, Mexico, Germany, European United, the US, Saudi Arabia and Japan far trailled behind us. The second-quarter 2017 results were announced yesterday, we posted above 5 percent, or 5.01 percent," he said, Jakarta, Tuesday (8/8), quoted by

Jokowi also pointed out to the national inflation that has dropped to 3.02 percent in the second quarter, compared to 3.35 percent in 2016 and 8-9 percent in 2015.

He explained that Indonesia is currently focused on developing its infrastructure, including in border regions, saying that the sector is the most principle need for Indonesia to be able to compete with other nations.

"What will we get from all this? There will be mobility of goods and people, and this will pull down goods prices as a result," he said.

Once the national infrastructure is developed, the President said Indonesia will focus on building her human resources.

"Once the airports, ports, toll roads, railway lines are completed, we will prepare the human resources. We will prepare the character of our children and the work ethics of our children," Jokowi said. (rm)