Indonesia to set up new economic centers outside of heartland Java

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Indonesia will extend its portfolio of economic growth centers beyond the economic heartland of Java, national development planning minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said, adding that the government was committed to creating those centers in its effort to reducing economic disparities between Java and other regions.

Bambang said that 60 per cent of the country’s economy was based in Java, 20 per cent in Sumatra and the remaining 20 per cent in other regions.

“Therefore, we have to create new centers of growth outside Java,” the minister said  at a press conference on the Indonesian Development Forum.

He noted that the government had three main programmes to improve economic activities in regions outside Java:

First, accelerate development in those regions that possessed strong economic potential by creating economic growth centers in metropolitan areas; second, focus on creating growth centers in both villages and urban areas; and third, accelerate infrastructure development and improving basic services in frontier, outlying and least developed regions while accelerating borderland development to encourage local initiatives and innovations.

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Indonesia will extend its portfolio of economic growth centers beyond the economic heartland of Java, national development planning minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said, adding that the government was committed to creating those centers in its effort to reducing economic disparities between Java and other regions.

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Indonesia will extend its portfolio of economic growth centers beyond the economic heartland of Java, national development planning minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said, adding that the government was committed to creating those centers in its effort to reducing economic disparities between Java and other regions.

Bambang said that 60 per cent of the country’s economy was based in Java, 20 per cent in Sumatra and the remaining 20 per cent in other regions.

“Therefore, we have to create new centers of growth outside Java,” the minister said  at a press conference on the Indonesian Development Forum.

He noted that the government had three main programmes to improve economic activities in regions outside Java:

First, accelerate development in those regions that possessed strong economic potential by creating economic growth centers in metropolitan areas; second, focus on creating growth centers in both villages and urban areas; and third, accelerate infrastructure development and improving basic services in frontier, outlying and least developed regions while accelerating borderland development to encourage local initiatives and innovations.

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