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Govt to Reveal 14th Economic Package Next Week

Economic talks a�� Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution (right) talks with Finance Deputy Minister Mardiasmo (left) during a hearing at the House of Representatives in Jakarta on Oct.3. (Antara/Puspa Perwitasari)

Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution has said the government is set to announce the 14thA�Indonesian economic policy package, which includes e-commerce development measures next week.

The senior minister further said it was President Joko a�?Jokowia�? Widodo himself who had suggested the timing of theA�launch of the next policy package.

a�?The President suggested that the packagea��s launch be held at the beginning of the week. It could be onA�TuesdayA�orA�Wednesday,a�? Darmin said after he attended a meeting with President Jokowi and Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara to discuss the policy package at the State PalaceA�on Wednesday.

For the policy package, he said, the government was preparing a regulation on Indonesiaa��s e-commerce roadmap, which consisted of 31 initiatives to address seven key issues in the e-commerce sector.

They comprised human resources and education, access to capital, tax incentives, consumer protection, cyber security, logistics and communication infrastructure, he went on. (ebf)

Source: Jakarta Post

Link: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/10/12/govt-to-reveal-14th-economic-package-next-week.html