Indonesia president pledges more infrastructure, investment in second term

15 July 2019
2019-07-15 11:45

Indonesia's recently re-elected President Joko Widodo on Sunday outlined his vision for a second term. In a fiery address, he pledged more investment opportunities to create jobs and vow to eliminate bureaucracy in Southeast Asia's biggest economy. In a rally attended by thousands of supporters, Widodo promised to open up investment opportunities in a country where red tape and vested interests remain a potent force discouraging foreign capital.

To achieve that, he promised to reform the country's unwieldy bureaucracy. He also emphasized plans to improve human resources in a country that is lagging some of its neighbors in developing a skilled workforce. Many supporters are confident Widodo can deliver in his second term that will start in October after he won a presidential race with a comfortable double-digit lead.

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