Govt Begins to Organize Research and Innovation Development

    Damar Iradat, Christopher Harindra - 25 November 2019 14:47 WIB
    Govt Begins to Organize Research and Innovation Development
    President Joko Widodo (Photo: Palace Press Bureau)
    Jakarta: The government has begun to organize the development of research and innovation. Indonesia must be able to export finished goods to other countries, not only raw materials.

    "Indeed, we begin to organize our research and innovation," President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said when meeting with Indonesian researchers and scientists at the Lotte Hotel, Busan, South Korea on Monday, November 25, 2019.

    Jokowi explained that Indonesia had begun to transform. In the energy sector, the government will start to introduce B30 biodiesel fuel. 

    "I think our country has many goods that can be changed from  exported raw goods, into finished or semi-finished goods," he said.

    According to him, it is part of the country's business strategy, so that exported goods have added value. He is optimistic that this can be done well.

    Moroever, Jokowi wants the new capital city to be designed with a large cluster for research and innovation. The government has prepared special land for research and innovation development.

    "A lot of the budget for infrastructure will begin to shift to research and innovation," he explained.

    In 2045, Indonesia is predicted to become the fourth largest economy with per capita income reaching USD23,000-29,000 per year.

    "If now our Minimum Wage (UMK) is only IDR 2-3 million, later it will be at IDR 27 million per month," he said.



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