Queen Maxima Meets Minister Darmin, and Discusses Indonesia's Financial Inclusion

By : Hariyanto And Aldo Bella Putra | Tuesday, February 13 2018 - 23:00 IWST

Ratu Maxima bertemu Menko Darmin (ist)
Ratu Maxima bertemu Menko Darmin (ist)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution met Queen Maxima from Holland this afternoon. The arrival of Queen Maxima is a special envoy of the United Nations (UN) for Financial Inclusion.

Previously, Queen Maxima in the morning had met President Joko Widodo at the State Palace. The arrival of Queen Maxima agrees to see how the development of financial inclusion system that exist in Indonesia, according to its duty at UN.

"He came to check the discussion of exchanging thoughts and see the development of financial inclusion in Indonesia," Darmin said when met after meeting Queen Maxima in the Office of the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Jakarta, Tuesday (13/2/2018).

Darmin told, in a meeting of approximately 1 hour that Queen Maxima asked many things, especially government policy in facilitating and multiplying public access to participate in system of financial inclusion.

"What we explain a lot, is more to government programs especially like school assistance, scholarships that all use the account, let alone KUR or PKH, non-cash assistance all that, we explain," said Darmin.

Darmin revealed that the problems faced by the government at this time is a matter of data, how big people who already have access to the bank by having an account.

"It's as far as the size of how many percentages in our society already have accounts and using accounts, but which we may still not explain in detail the developments," he said.

Darmin also said that in the meeting, Queen Maxima wants the government to further encourage the strengthening of data on public access to the existing financial inclusion system in Indonesia.

Darmin said, Queen Maxima apparently praised the financial inclusion program of Smart Laku or Non Office Finance Services in the framework of Inclusive Finance is one of the good programs. Financial inclusion can support community-based economic development while reducing poverty.

News Comment

Today's Industry

Carmelita Hartoto, Chairman of the Indonesian National Shipowners Association (INSA) (Foto Ist)

Rabu, 25 April 2018 - 22:17 WIB

Rupiah Weakens, Chamber of Commerce Asks Market Trust to Be Guarded

Vice Chairman of Kadin for Transportation, Carmelita Hartoto, believes that rupiah exchange rate against US dollar should be maintained so as not to have psychological impact for business actors

vice chairman of Kadin for Industry, Johnny Darmawan (Photo: Ridwan / Industry.co.id)

Rabu, 25 April 2018 - 22:15 WIB

Kadin Assess That is No Need to Worry About The New Automotive Manufacturers

Vice Chairman of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Johnny Darmawan assess the presence of automotive manufacturers from China to make the competition climate in the automotive market…

Garuda Indonesia Airlines

Rabu, 25 April 2018 - 22:11 WIB

Improve the Logistics Sector, Bali Expects Garuda to Serve London-Denpasar-Perth

Bali Provincial Government expects Garuda Indonesia airline to serve London, UK route to Perth, Australia with transit in Denpasar if direct flight of Jakarta-London is considered less profitable.

Illustration of Infrastructure Development (Ist)

Rabu, 25 April 2018 - 22:09 WIB

40 Hong Kong-China Investors Explore Infrastructure Sector Investment

A total of 40 investors from Hong Kong and China are exploring opportunities for trade and investment cooperation in Indonesia under the framework of the initiative of the 21st Century Silk…

Iluastrasi Investasi-images IST

Rabu, 25 April 2018 - 22:06 WIB

China Will Continue to Increase Investment in Indonesia

China claims will continue to increase investment to Indonesia after 2017 and investment growth in Indonesia reached 27%.