Pursuant to Economy Policy Package Phase I launched on September 9 last, the Government planned to launched Deregulation Package Phase II to make Indonesia more competitive in drumming up foreign investors.
Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung told the Press at the Presidential Office on Monday (28/9) that the president was giving his directives to Economic Ministers to cut bureaucracy line and simplify procedures for candidate investors applying to invest in Indonesia.
The limited meeting attended by economic ministers discussed two things. Firstly to strengthen Indonesia’s competitiveness in global investment market a many rules had been deregulated.
Secondly in line with the manpower issue, in times of adverse economy the President urged companies not to dismiss workers. “There are the points being seriously discussed by the economic ministers” Pramono said.
About when the timing when the Deregulation Package would be announced by the President. Anung said that the Government was preparing it, to be announced probably September or October. “We are preparing it” Anung said.
Pramono said that many rules would be deregulated, especially those having direct effect on the businessworld.
According to pramono, although the President ha officially not received any report of cases of dismissals, he regularly updated data by monitoring from the mass media. President Jokowi strived hard that dismissals be prevented.
“In the present condition there should be even room for businesspeople to open new business and open employment opportunities. Pramono said while expecting that the Phase two Deregulation Policy would beneficial to the businessworld. “Hopefully it would be forceful” the President said.
The limited meting was attended by the Minister of Environmental Affairs and Foresty Siti Nurbaya, the Minister of Energy Sudirman said, the Minister of Energy Sudirman said, the Minister of Communication Ignatius Jonan, the Cabinet Secretary Pramono Agung, the Ministry of Finance Bambang Brodjonegoro, the Ministry of Land and Space Planning Ferry M.Baldan, The Ministry of Law and Human Rights Yasona H. Laoly and the Minister of Manpower Hanif Dakhiri. (SS)
Business News - October 2, 2015