Infrastructure Industry for Economic and Social Justice

By : Herry Barus And Aldi Firhand. A | Wednesday, February 14 2018 - 21:26 IWST

President Jokowi and Minister of PUPR M Basuki Hadimuljono (Photo Jawapos)
President Jokowi and Minister of PUPR M Basuki Hadimuljono (Photo Jawapos) - Ambon- President Joko Widodo in front of the members of the Islamic Students Association (HMI) said infrastructure development undertaken by the government aims to improve the economy and realize equitable social justice.

"Priorities for the development of road infrastructure, bridges, ports, airports, reservoirs and power plants are a necessary step to sustain our national economy in order to compete with other countries," President Jokowi said in remarks to the 30th HMI Congress at Pattimura University (Unpatti), Ambon City, Maluku Province, Wednesday (14/2/2018)

The President affirmed the development of infrastructure in addition to improving the economy, as well as the real manifestation of the five principles of Pancasila, realizing social justice for all Indonesian people.

In his speech, Jokowi displays pictures of people's lives in Papua that are so in need of infrastructure that has been enjoyed by people in Java.

"I give a picture of the road in Papua, walking 150 kilometers can take two to three days. If someone conveying the infrastructure is not important, look at conditions like this," he said.

In addition, the President also said Indonesia has large capital to become a leader in the world.

"We have a big capital to be a leader, Islam Indonesia is moderate, tolerant and open to progress We have evidence that the archipelago is solid and united, a successful Muslim democracy, and has a great man who fights for justice" the development of the Indonesian nation is still long with the challenges and competition in the global level that keeps waiting.

Therefore, the Indonesian nation is required to continue to improve the quality and capability in facing global competition.

"There is no other way but to improve the quality of healthy human resources, be noble, intelligent, innovative, and solutive I know this is not a minor task," said Jokowi.

In addition to infrastructure development, the President explained that the government also continues to build the quality of human resources through social assistance program which is also the value of social justice for all the people of Indonesia.

"We want to build a fairer Indonesia Smart Card Indonesia (KIP) guarantees that all children can go to school, we have given to 18 million children The Healthy Indonesia Card (KIS) guarantees all citizens to access health services, already provided to 92 million citizens, "explained Jokowi.

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