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President Jokowi: Government to Prioritize Infrastructure Development, Food Resilience

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The Indonesian government will focus on developing infrastructure and achieving food resilience with regard to the revised 2015 draft budget, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said. “My directive is that in 2015, our focus must be on infrastructure and secondly on activities linked to the food issue,” President Joko Widodo remarked while opening a plenary cabinet meeting at his office here on Wednesday.

He said the governments focus in 2015 would be on these two issues. In the years to come, focus would be placed on others, he added. President Joko Widodo said the government will carry out various programs that are viewed as productive and useful.

Earlier that day, the president also held a limited cabinet meeting at his office to discuss the fuel subsidy scheme for 2015. “We know that the world crude price has dropped,” he stated while opening the meeting. In view of that, matters pertaining to the posture of fuel subsidy spending in the budget would be discussed.

Source : www.antaranews.com, Thursday 24 December 2014