Jokowi Targets Economic Growth Reaches 5.4% in 2018

Sunday, 10 December 2017 , 09:00:00 WIB -

President Joko Widodo (right) is seen giving directions to his ministries at the Bogor Palace, Jawa Barat, Wednesday (6/12). (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – President Joko Widodo, or Jokowi, targets Indonesia’s economy to grow 5.4 percent in 2018, reminding that the target is achievable in condition that the government can improve ease of doing business and investment procedures in order to maintain the growth momentum.

"As stated by the coordinating minister for the economy, we will have single submission in January or February," the President said, at the Bogor Palace, Wednesday (6/12), quoted by

Jokowi also emphasized how important it is for the government to be able to maintain economic stability, which he said comprises price stability, financial stability and balance of payment stability.

"Pay attention to inflation. We must be able to control it. We must also pay attention to climate change and extreme weather," Jokowi said.

Jokowi will kick-start the Cash for Work program – a program that will see projects launched to empower unemployed citizens – that will be executed by a number of ministries, including the Ministry of Villages, Underdeveloped Regions and Transmigration; Ministry of Public Housing and Public Works, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Marine and Fishery.

The President also reminds that aid in the Non-Cash Rice and Food Program must be distributed accurately. "The program targets to help poor families," he said. (mag)