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Monday, November 14, 2022

G20 Success Collective Responsibility Of Member States: RI President

G20 Success Collective Responsibility Of Member States: RI President
G20 Success Collective Responsibility Of Member States: RI President.
Badung, Bali - The success of the G20 Summit is the collective responsibility of G20 member states and the global community has high expectations from the grouping, according to Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

"The success of G20 (Summit) is the collective responsibility of the entire G20 member states," Widodo said during a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday ahead of the G20 Summit in Bali.

The President affirmed that the global community has high expectations that the G20 will be a catalyst for global recovery.

He also expressed gratitude for Japan's continued support for Indonesia's G20 Presidency.

Regarding economic cooperation with Japan, the President pushed for the completion of the Indonesia-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (IJEPA).

Widodo also lauded the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the Jakarta MRT expansion project earlier on Monday and the joint feasibility study for the third phase of the Jakarta MRT last October.

"I hope for Your Excellency's support to ensure the MRT project could complete on time," he said.

During their meeting, Widodo and Kishida also discussed regional cooperation, with the Indonesian President highlighting the importance of maintaining regional stability and peace as well as developing regional green industry.

Widodo pointed out that Indonesia's ASEAN chairmanship in 2023 will coincide with the 50th anniversary of ASEAN-Japan relations.

"I encourage the concrete and synergic implementation of the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP) and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP). Next year, Indonesia will also encourage the engagement of the Pacific countries with the ASEAN. Indonesia also invites Japan to bolster cooperation with Pacific countries," he said.

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arifin Tasrif, and director general of Asia-Pacific and Africa at the Foreign Ministry, Abdul Kadir Jailani, accompanied President Widodo to the bilateral meeting.

Oleh : Rangga Pandu AJ, Nabil Ihsan/Antara
Editor : Yakop

Friday, November 11, 2022

Widodo asks ASEAN to Remain Vigilant Against Wave Of Crisiss

Widodo asks ASEAN to Remain Vigilant Against Wave Of Crisiss
Widodo asks ASEAN to Remain Vigilant Against Wave Of Crisiss.
Jakarta - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to remain vigilant against the wave of crisis that is currently engulfing the world.

Despite the wave of crisis, ASEAN has still shown positive economic performance, he noted while addressing a meeting between ASEAN leaders and the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Thursday.

"The total ASEAN gross domestic product (GDP) still exceeds US$3 trillion and ASEAN is the fifth biggest economy in the world. In this state of financial turmoil, of course, we all must be vigilant. The partnership between the business world and governments must be intensified. The private sector plays an essential role," Widodo said, according to a press statement released by the Presidential Secretariat's press bureau.

In the short term, efforts must be made to strengthen ASEAN’s economic resilience, the President said. This will require the implementation of countermeasures and adaptive macro-prudential government policies to stabilize the financial system and stimulate economic mobility.

"The private sector must also be forward-looking. This means that they must be careful to see the crisis, exercise caution, and act quickly to adapt. The speed and accuracy to adapt is the key to ASEAN economic resilience," he said.

The President also stressed the importance of improving ASEAN’s competitive edge through innovations in the long run.

"Make sure that we will be competitive in the future through innovations. Digital economy and green economy are ASEAN's future. The digital economy enables (us) to increase productivity and expand market access. Through the green economy, make sure that ASEAN continues to grow in a sustainable way," he said.

At the meeting, the Indonesian leader also underscored the importance of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) for the ASEAN economy. More than 90 percent of business undertakings in the region are MSMEs, and 65 million MSMEs are in Indonesia alone.

"The advancement of MSMEs has a significant impact on the ASEAN economy. Thus, our synergy becomes highly crucial to be strengthened," he remarked.

Oleh : Indra Arief Pribadi. Suharto/Antara
Editor : Yakop

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Widodo Arrives In Phnom Penh For ASEAN Summit

Widodo Arrives In Phnom Penh For ASEAN Summit
Widodo Arrives In Phnom Penh For ASEAN Summit.
Phnom Penh - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo arrived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Wednesday night for the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summit.

The presidential airplane, Indonesia-1, carrying the President and his entourage landed at Phnom Penh International Airport at 7.35 p.m. local time on Wednesday.

Upon their arrival at the airport, the President and the First Lady were greeted by Cambodian Minister of Post and Telecommunication, Vandeth Chea; Indonesian Ambassador to Cambodia, Sudirman Haseng, and his wife; and Indonesian defense attaché in Phnom Penh, Mochammad Rizal, and his wife.

From the airport, the President went straight to the hotel where he will stay while in Cambodia.

Upon arriving at the hotel, the President was greeted by Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Mahfud MD; Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto; Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi; and home staff representative, Arif Gunawan, and his wife.

Earlier, Widodo had said that he will attend more than 20 meetings during the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summit and other summits until November 13, 2022.

One of Indonesia's focuses during the ASEAN Summit will be its ASEAN chairmanship next year, he added.

During its ASEAN chairmanship in 2023, the country will raise the theme “ASEAN Matters: Epicentrum of Growth.”

Oleh : Azis Kurmala, Suharto/Antara
Editor : Yakop

Thursday, October 27, 2022

President Signs Regulation On Government Food Reserves

President Signs Regulation On Government Food Reserves
President Signs Regulation On Government Food Reserves.
Jakarta - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has signed Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 125 of 2022, which stipulates that government food reserves (CPP) must consist of 11 commodities.

Based on a copy of the regulation, which was obtained from the website of the Legal Documentation and Information Network (JDIH) of the State Secretariat, Jakarta, on Thursday, to maintain food availability throughout Indonesia, it is necessary to master and manage CPP, whose implementation has been assigned to state-owned enterprises (BUMN).

CPP in the form of certain staple foods will be determined based on the type and amount. Certain staple foods are defined as staple foods produced and consumed by the majority of the Indonesian people. If their availability and price are disturbed, they can affect economic stability and cause social unrest in the community.

"Certain staple foods that are designated as government food reserves (CPP) include rice, corn, soybeans, onions, chilies, poultry meat, poultry eggs, ruminant meat, consumption sugar, cooking oil, and fish," according to Article 3 of the presidential regulation, which was signed by President Widodo on October 24, 2022.

However, the President can determine other types of food as CPP as per Article 3 paragraph (4) of the regulation.

Even though it stipulates 11 commodities, Article 3 paragraph (6) of the presidential regulation states that the first stage of CPP implementation is for rice, corn, and soybeans.

In relation to the implementation of CPP, Article 5 states that the National Food Agency shall carry out CPP planning, including setting distribution targets and CPP procurement targets.

To carry out CPP, which will include procurement, management, and distribution, Article 12 states that the government may involve the State Logistics Agency (BULOG) and/or BUMN in the food sector.

"The government has assigned Perum Bulog to organize the first stage of CPP, which includes rice, corn, and soybeans," Article 12 paragraph (2) states.

As per Article 11, the government can distribute CPP to tackle food shortages, food price fluctuations, natural disasters, social disasters, and emergencies.

The CPP can also be distributed for stabilizing food prices, handling food problems, overcoming food crises, implementing food assistance, and as part of international cooperation, foreign food assistance, and other needs determined by the government. 

Pewarta : Azis Kurmala/Antara
Editor : Yakop

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Global Trust In Indonesia Shows Improvement: Jokowi

Global Trust In Indonesia Shows Improvement: Jokowi
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi).
Jakarta - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) highlighted the increase in global confidence in Indonesia after the achievement of national economic growth and controlled domestic inflation in the midst of a disrupted global economy.

The president also stated that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) lauded the economy in the country by calling Indonesia a bright spot in the midst of the gloom of the world economy.

"The Managing Director of IMF, Kristalina Georgieva, said that, not us. The appraisal would increase global trust in us," Jokowi remarked while opening the 37th Indonesia Trade Expo in Tangerang District, Banten, Wednesday.

The economic achievement intended by Jokowi is the realization of Indonesia's gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 5.44 percent year on year (yoy) in the second quarter of 2022. Indonesia was able to achieve that in the midst of a global recession.

"We are one of the countries to have clocked the highest economic growth among the G20 countries and other countries," the head of state remarked.

Jokowi also noted that the inflation rate was still under control in the second quarter at 4.9 percent and 4.6 percent in August 2022.

However, Jokowi acknowledged that the increase in the price of fuel oil (BBM) caused inflation in September 2022 to increase to 5.9 percent.

Despite the increase, Indonesia's inflation until September 2022 was still under control, he remarked.

"Please compare our inflation with that of other countries, our growth with the economic growth of other countries," he emphasized.

The head of state called on all parties to remain optimistic regarding the current economic conditions despite various international financial institutions having projected a decline in the 2022 and 2023 economies.

“International institutions say that this year is difficult and the next year will be dark. Our country must remain optimistic, but we must be vigilant and be careful because the storm is difficult to predict," he added. 

Oleh : Indra Arief P, Resinta S
Editor : Yakop

Thursday, April 21, 2022

President Jokowi Asks for Cooking Oil Case to be Completely Investigate

President Jokowi Asks for Cooking Oil Case to be Completely Investigate
President Jokowi Asks for Cooking Oil Case to be Completely Investigate.
BorneoTribun Jakarta -- Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) asked law enforcement officials to thoroughly investigate the cooking oil mafia.

"Yesterday, the Attorney General's Office has named four suspects in the cooking oil affair and I ask that they be thoroughly investigated so that we can understand who is playing this game," said the President in a press statement, at Bangkal Baru Market, Sumenep Regency, East Java, Wednesday. 20/04/2022).

Even though the government has distributed BLT Cooking Oil, the President considers that currently cooking oil is still a problem in the community.

He also hopes that cooking oil prices can return to near normal prices.

“We want the price to be closer to normal. So the price is high, why? Prices outside, international prices are very high, so the tendency for producers to want to export is because the prices are high outside, he said.

The government itself has made various efforts to overcome this cooking oil problem, including through various policies such as setting the highest retail price (HET) for bulk cooking oil and subsidies to producers. However, the President sees that the policy has not been effective in recent weeks.

“In the market, I see that there is a lot of bulk oil that is not in accordance with the HET that we have set. It means, there is a game," he said.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Growing 17.82 Percent, Minister of Industry: Automotive Industry Able To Absorb Many Workers

Growing 17.82 Percent, Minister of Industry: Automotive Industry Able To Absorb Many Workers
President Jokowi accompanied by Minister of Industry Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita at the release of the first Fortuner export to Australia, in Karawang, West Java, Tuesday (15/02/2022). (Photo: BPMI Setpres/Muchlis Jr)

BorneoTribun Jakarta - In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that hit, the automotive industry was still able to show its stretching. This can be seen from the rate of industrial productivity which is maintained in meeting the needs of the domestic and export markets.

Minister of Industry (Menperin) Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita said that the growth of the automotive sector is one of the main supports for the growth of the manufacturing industry and the national economy as well as absorbing a lot of workers.

"The transportation/automotive equipment industry has grown tremendously in 2021, reaching double-digit growth of 17.82 percent. The absorption of labor is also quite high, directly or indirectly. Around 1.5 million workers along the industrial value chain," said Agus at the Inauguration of Toyota's Two Million Units of Export Production and the Release of Fortuner's Prime Exports to Australia by Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), Tuesday (15/02/2022). ), in Karawang Regency, West Java.

The Minister of Industry revealed that currently the national automotive industry is fronted by a number of 21 companies with a production capacity of 2.35 million units per year.

Agus said the achievement of national car exports to Australia proves that the Indonesian automotive industry is capable of producing products with strict specifications.

"Similar to (exports to) Japan, this proves when we can export our products to Australia which is known to have strict specifications, this is related to fuel specifications, emission specifications, and safety specifications," he said.

The Minister of Industry added that apart from Australia and Asia, Indonesia has also been able to penetrate the automotive export market in America and Africa.

"With a wide-spread value chain, the national automotive industry has a power linkage value of IDR 35 trillion and a backward linkage value of IDR 43 trillion in 2021. Toyota itself has a power linkage value of IDR 19.7 trillion and a backward linkage value of IDR 16.1 trillion. . So this is almost 40 percent of the cumulative total of the manufacturing industry developed by Toyota," he said.

Agus said that his party was determined to spur the industrial sector to increase investment, add value, and also expand exports, including opening up new export markets.

"(This) follows up on the directions and assignments of the President where you always convey the importance of increasing investment, the importance of increasing added value, and also expanding export markets, including opening up new export markets, including Australia," he said.

The Minister of Industry said that the export market share of Indonesian automotive products has now penetrated more than 80 countries.

"The export performance in 2021 is 294 thousand units of CBU (completely built up) vehicles with a value of IDR 52.9 trillion. As for CKD (completely knocked down) 91 thousand sets with a value of Rp1.31 trillion," he said.

The Minister of Industry also expressed his appreciation to PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia which will make Indonesia an export hub of all its products with high technology and standards.

"In addition, PT Toyota has also expressed a commitment to produce several types of electrified vehicles which will begin with the production of Kijang hybrids and we will certainly continue to support and encourage the acceleration of electrified products or pure electric vehicles," he said.

Closing his report, Agus said that the government paid great attention to the development of the automotive industry through various stimuli. One of them is through the provision of sales tax incentives on government-borne luxury goods (PPnBM DTP).

"On behalf of the automotive industry manufacturers, we would like to thank the President for all the support and direction in efforts to awaken automotive industry players in the midst of the pandemic, especially through the government-paid PPnBM incentive policy. This policy has proven to be able to support the growth and increase in vehicle production and is able to avoid layoffs in the automotive industry sector, especially in the IKM sector," he concluded. (FID/UN)

Saturday, February 5, 2022

President Indonesia Underscores Importance of Road Infrastructure for Production Activities

President Indonesia Underscores Importance of Road Infrastructure for Production Activities
President Jokowi talks to an orange farmer in Orange village, Karo regency, North Sumatra province, Friday (02/04). (Photo by: BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/Laily Rachev) - Proper road infrastructure is essential to support production activities in an area, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said.

The President made the statement on Friday (02/04), after inspecting Liang Melas Datas Road in Karo regency, North Sumatra province, which is an access to orange-producing area Orange Village.

“After observing on the ground, proper roads are highly needed because it deals with the cost structure of oranges. If the price of oranges is Rp5,000, the delivery fee must not reach Rp8,000. It will not add up,” he said.

The President expressed hope that the repair of Liang Melas Datas Road can reduce the logistics cost to produce oranges in the area, so the price of oranges produced by local farmers can compete with that of imported oranges.

“We hope that with this production road repair, the cost structure, especially for logistics fees, logistics cost can decrease, so oranges can be sent to all cities with a competitive price and can compete with imported oranges,” he said, adding that the repair will also increase profits for farmers.

Therefore, the Government will continue to repair production roads to make the prices of domestic commodities more competitive, he added.

“It has been calculated by Minister of Public Works [and Public Housing] that we need approximately 40,000 kilometers of production roads that need repairing, building so that the cost structure, especially logistics cost can fall to a truly normal price,” he said.

The President has also ordered Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno to improve the packaging and branding of all commodities produced by farmers in the country so that they have a higher sales value.

“I order for better packaging, better brand building, and quality check for every orange. All of this will increase the sales prices of our farmers’ products,” he said.

Data from Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing shows that the repair of 37.2-kilometer-long Liang Melas Datas Road will require a budget of Rp164.8 billion and take up two years of working period, from fiscal year 2022 to 2023.

The road repair is expected to bring real benefits for local communities in shortening traveling time, decreasing logistics fees, facilitating agricultural commodity transportation, and support the development of Liang Melas Datas and its surrounding areas, as well as boost the economic growth of Karo regency.(*)

Jokowi to Visit Jeruk Village and Inaugurate Binjai-Stabat Toll Road

Jokowi to Visit Jeruk Village and Inaugurate Binjai-Stabat Toll Road
President Jokowi is welcomed with Batak traditional ceremony during a working visit to North Sumatra province, Wednesday (02/02). (Photo: Bureau of Press, Media, and Information of Presidential Secretariat/Laily Rachev) - President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo headed towards Karo regency during his third day of working visit to North Sumatra province, Friday (02/04). The Head of State took off from Soewondo Air Force Base, in Medan city onboard the Air Force’s Super Puma helicopter at around 08.35 Western Indonesian Time.

Upon his arrival in Kutambelin village (Liang Melas Datas), Karo regency, President Jokowi together with his entourage headed towards Jeruk village to observe road infrastructure as well as to meet and talk to orange farmers.

Afterwards, President Jokowi will continue his working visit to Langkat regency by using the Air Force’s Super Puma helicopter. 

In Langkat regency, President Jokowi will inaugurate Binjai-Stabat Toll Road at the Stabat Toll Gate, Stabat district.

President Jokowi is also scheduled to distribute direct cash assistance to the merchants at Kebun Lada Market in Binjai city.

After performing Friday prayer at a mosque in Binjai city, the President and the entourage will head towards Soewondo Air Force Base, Medan city, to return to Jakarta by using Indonesia-1 Presidential Aircraft.

Accompanying President Jokowi in this working visit were Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, and Governor of North Sumatra Edy Rahmayadi. (*)

Monday, January 31, 2022

Jokowi Will Attend the Inauguration of the NU Executive Board in Balikpapan

Jokowi Will Attend the Inauguration of the NU Executive Board in Balikpapan
President Jokowi departed for East Kalimantan Province, from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Tangerang, Banten, Monday (31/01/2022) morning. (Photo: BPMI Setpres/Laily Rachev)

BorneoTribun Jakarta - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on Monday (31/01/2022), left for East Kalimantan Province for a working visit. 

Using the Indonesia-1 Presidential Plane, the President wearing a suit and cap, as well as a green-red-patterned sarong took off from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Tangerang, Banten, at around 07.00 WIB.

Upon arrival at Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman International Airport, Balikpapan City, the President will go directly to the Balikpapan Sport and Convention Center to attend the Inauguration of the Nahdlatul Ulama Executive Board (PBNU) for the 2022-2027 Solemn Period and the 96th Harlah of NU.

After the event, the President will move to Sepinggan Market, Sepinggan District, Balikpapan City to hand over direct cash assistance for traders.

The Head of State is then scheduled to chair a limited meeting to evaluate the implementation of the Implementation of Community Activity Restrictions (PPKM) virtually from Balikpapan City before taking off back to Jakarta.

Minister of State Secretary Pratikno accompanied the President on the flight to East Kalimantan Province.(*)

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Indonesia Pushes for B20 Contribution on Green Energy Transformation

Indonesia Pushes for B20 Contribution on Green Energy Transformation
President Jokowi launches a groundbreaking of Indonesia Green Industrial Zone, at Bulungan, North Kalimantan province, Tuesday (21/12). (Photo: BPMI/Laily Rachev)

Borneo Tribun Jakarta - Indonesia Pushes for B20 Contribution on Green Energy TransformationTransformation towards green energy is one of the main focuses in Indonesia’s G20 Presidency, according to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

In line with that, the President has call for contribution of B20 in the effort to boost this energy transformation.

The statement was made when the President officially opened the B20 Preliminary Meeting or B20 Inception Meeting 2022 virtually from Bogor Presidential Palace in West Java province, last thursday.

“We hope B20’s contribution can accelerate a smooth energy transformation without bringing negative impacts on small communities,” he said.

Global solutions in terms of funding and partnerships, the President added, are an agenda that must be the main concern, including technology transfer to encourage green economy-based production.

“The potential in the renewable energy sector must be followed by a clear scenario and roadmap, including funding and investment,” he added.

President Jokowi went on to say that Indonesia has a new and renewable energy potential of 418 gigawatts, including from water, geothermal, wind and solar sources.

Indonesia also has a wealth of metallic mineral resources needed to drive the transition to a sustainable green economy, he added.

“We are rich in nickel, bauxite, tin and copper. We will make sure we will supply enough of these materials for the world’s needs but not in the form of raw materials, but in the form of finished or semi-finished goods with high added value,” he said.

The President also explained that nickel downstreaming, which began in 2015 in Indonesia, has brought a positive impact on job creation, increased export value, and Indonesia’s trade balance.

According to the President, the value of Indonesia’s exports has increased by US$230 billion that was greatly influenced by the increase in steel exports.

In the meantime, steel exports in 2021 will reach US$20.9 billion, increasing from that in the previous period at US$1.1 billion in 2014.

As for 2022, President Jokowi estimated that the value of Indonesian steel exports can reach the range of US$28-30 billion.

“After nickel, we will encourage investment in the bauxite, copper and tin sectors,” he said, adding that the mechanism for the transition of energy from fossil energy to new and renewable energy will continue to guarantee investment certainty.

The Indonesian Government, he added, is also encouraging the “early retirement” of steam power plants (PLTU) in the islands of Java and Sumatra and switching to new and renewable energy such as geothermal and solar panels.

“We will enable participation of the private sector to invest in this energy transition. There are currently 5.5 gigawatt steam power plants ready for this early retirement program,” he added.

The Indonesian Government, according to the President, has also decarbonized the transportation sector by building mass urban transport, such as the LRT and MRT in capital Jakarta, as well as encouraging investment in electric car factories.

“We are inviting investment that can encourage mutually beneficial added value,” he remarked. 


Saturday, January 29, 2022

President Jokowi: The Government is Working Hard to Guard Indonesia's Great Transformation

President Jokowi at the Opening of the 2022 ICMI National Working Meeting, from the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Saturday (29/01/2022). (Photo: BPMI Setpres/Muchlis Jr)

Borneo Tribun Jakarta - The government is carrying out a number of major transformations so that Indonesia will be more competitive in facing a world full of uncertainty and competition today. Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) emphasized that the government is working hard to oversee the course of this transformation.

“The government is currently working hard to oversee some major transformations. We are carrying out a structural transformation so that Indonesia is more competitive to face today's hyper-competitive world," said the President at the inauguration of the 2022 ICMI National Working Meeting (Rakernas) from the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Saturday, (29/01/2022) virtually.

Various transformations carried out by the government ranging from industrial downstreaming, digital transformation, the transition to green energy, to the development of the National Capital City (IKN).

"We have to open up the widest possible job opportunities, we have to prosper farmers, fishermen, industrial workers, we have to facilitate so that MSME players can advance to class with digitalization, we have to support the improvement of domestic products, there are lots of things that really need to be done. we do," said the President.

The Head of State also emphasized the importance of investment in supporting the ongoing efforts.

"For that we must facilitate large, medium and small investments, from within and from abroad. That is our goal in enacting the Job Creation Law, to create as many job opportunities as possible and increase added value in the country," he said.

Furthermore, the President explained, the government is currently conducting downstreaming, one of which is in the mining, oil and gas sectors. This is done to provide great added value in Indonesia, to create job opportunities, and at the same time to save foreign exchange.

"I don't think it's the time anymore, since the VOC era we have always sent and exported raw materials whose added value was enjoyed by other countries," he continued.

The government has proven that with downstreaming, the added value obtained in the country is very large. For example, nickel downstreaming which has been carried out since 2015 has had a significant impact in terms of exports and the trade balance.

“Exports of iron and steel in 2021 will reach US$ 20.9 billion, approximately Rp. 300 trillion, an increase from the previous only US$ 1.1 billion in 2014. From Rp. 15 trillion and then jumping to Rp. 300 trillion, it is due to the increase in added value in the market. domestically," he said.

Not only nickel, the President added, the government will also gradually stop the export of other mining raw materials, ranging from bauxite, copper, tin, to gold and carry out downstream processing. In addition, the government will also carry out downstreaming in other sectors, one of which is the agricultural sector

“Farmers must be strong on the farm, innovation in the agricultural and livestock sectors must be strong, but don't stop there, fertilizers, seeds, and others. Farmer and breeder groups, farmer and rancher cooperatives must also go to off farm, go downstream. Once again, so that the added value can be enjoyed by farmers because the biggest profit is on the off farm and of course it can create more new jobs," he said.

Digital Transformation and Transition To Green Energy
Currently, the government is also aggressively transforming the digital economy. Indonesia's digital economy potential in 2025 is estimated to reach 124 billion US dollars.

"We also have 2,229 start-ups, we have 1 decacorn and 8 unicorns, and there are already 8.4 million of our MSMEs which in the past five years have entered digital platforms to sell their products, and it is certain that this data will continue to grow," said the President. .

The government also continues to make efforts to realize the transformation of energy towards green. The President said that Indonesia has new and renewable energy (EBT) of 418 gigawatts, in the form of geothermal, wind, solar panels, biofuels, undersea currents, and hydro power.

"The decarbonization of the transportation sector has also started with the construction of mass urban transport. We have also started the construction of the world's largest green industrial park in North Kalimantan," he added.

The President emphasized that the national capital development program (IKN) in East Kalimantan is an important part of this transformation. According to him, the IKN program is not just moving government buildings, but also changing ways of working and thinking based on a modern economy and building a more just and inclusive social life.

"We will make IKN as a showcase of transformation, both in the field of environment, working methods, economic base, technology, and others, including in the fields of higher quality health and education services. A more pluralistic and tolerant social order that upholds ethics and noble character which we also promote," he said. (FID/UN)