Indonesian president unveils six basic strategy policies

20:07, December 11, 2009      

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Friday unveiled six basic strategy policies for his second term to materialize the development for all people, the MetroTV news reported in a live event.

"We have been through the first ten year-era of reforms and we are entering the second one with an aim to increase what we have achieved and to correct what we have done wrong," said the president at the conference of the national development planning.

To achieve the goal, he said, the government has composed six basic strategy policies to realize the development for all people.

"First, the development strategy should be inclusive, should be on the basis of equality. To achieve the 7 percent economic growth in 2014, we have to reduce unemployment and poverty as well as to develop local economies. This is our most important obligation," he said.

Second, he said, development should have regional dimension.

"Development of one region should not always have the same dimension with others," he said.

Third, he said, Indonesia needs an economic integration nationally.

"If we are strong, our global bargain position would be strong too," said Yudhoyono.

The fourth one is that local economies should be developed and governors have wide authority to develop their regions.

The fifth one, he said, is that the country should maintain harmony between growth and equality.

"The strategy we have been implementing since 2004 is still in place. We have pro-growth, pro-job and pro-poor policy," he said.

He said the sixth one is the target of human quality.

"Don't be disoriented. Infrastructure is important. However, above those is human quality. Please visit villages. Ask villagers whether their life improves from time to time. They are our people. Quality of our people is the true measure (of development success)," he said.

Earlier, the president opened the national development planning conference that will last until Sunday.

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