November 28, 2020, 03.31 PM

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – A decision has been reached about Indonesia’s national strategic projects (PSC) with an investment value of Rp 4.809,7 trillion.

The Indonesian government has signed off on 201 projects and 10 programs across 23 sectors as per Presidential Law Number 109 Year 2020.

The projects and programs will be funded by the State and Regional Budgets, state-owned enterprises, and/or the private sector.

“Presidential Law Number 109 Year 2020 encompasses 201 PSN and 10 programs which are essential in driving growth of the Indonesian economy and achieving equitability,” stated Airlangga Hartanto, Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs.

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Indonesia’s national strategic projects have increased the number of programs planned to be developed which had previously been set to 3.

The programs include the Electricity Infrastructure Development Program, Equitable Economy Program, Underdeveloped Areas Development Program, and the Exit Toll Roads Development Program.

There is also the Strategic National Tourism Area Program Smelter Development Program, Food Estate Program, the Waste-to-Energy Installation Program, the Superhub Development Program, and the Acceleration of Regional Development Program.

Additional aspects that have been revised on the latest presidential law are concerning increasing investment and creating job opportunities.

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The objective behind Indonesia’s national strategic projects is to move the engines of economic growth of villages and central locations.

The 211 projects and programs will be backed by the country’s Job Creation Law once it is implemented.

Amid the Covid-19 crisis that has severely slowed down the Indonesian economy and pushed up unemployment rates, starting the PSN is aimed to create more job opportunities.

The government estimates that as many as 878,000 construction jobs will be available next year and another 938,000 construction positions in 2022 once the PSN starts.

“In 2021, we will accelerate Indonesia’s national strategic projects and aim to finish 38 projects with an investment value of Rp 464.4 trillion. By speeding up the process, our goal is to boost the Indonesian economy through increased investment, absorbing the labor market, and through the recovery of industries and the tourism industry,” stated Airlangga.

(Writer: Mutia Fauzia | Editor: Yoga Sukmana)

Source: https://money.kompas.com/read/2020/11/27/161437726/pemerintah-tetapkan-201-proyek-strategis-nasional-dengan-nilai-rp-48097

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