Determined to keep abreast of affairs throughout the country, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyon has installed a 'situation room' at the Presidential Palace. (Antara Photo/Widodo S. Jusuf)

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Govt sets ambitious targets in long-term plan

Ary Hermawan, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The government officially unveiled its long-term development plan Monday, which envisages the current high poverty rate falling to five percent and per-capita income soaring to up to US$9,000 by 2025.

The economic blueprint set out in the newly endorsed Law No. 17/2007 on the 2005-2025 National Long-Term Development Plan (RPJPN) was officially unveiled by National Development Planning Board (Bappenas) chairman Paskah Suzetta.

"We will work hard to achieve these targets. Every administration in the future will have to base their programs on this vision. This is not merely a discourse, it is the law," he said in his speech during the launch ceremony.

The poverty rate stood at about 17 percent of the country's 220 million people last year, according to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), which officially categorizes people living below the poverty line as those who earn less than US$1.55 a day.

Under the long-term development plan, the government is targeting an increase in per capita income to between $3,000 and $9,625 by 2025, which would place Indonesia within the ranks of the middle-income countries.

BPS figures show that Indonesia's per capita income was $1,663 last year, meaning that the country is categorized by the World Bank as a lower-middle-income country. The bank places countries with per capita incomes of between $756 and $2,995 in this category.

The government has allocated Rp 51 trillion ($5.6 billion) for poverty-alleviation programs in the 2007 national budget, and plans to raise the figure to Rp 80 trillion in next year's budget. "But increased spending on poverty eradication is not a universal panacea for tackling this problem. We must also invite the private sector to take part in the effort," Paskah explained.

Therefore, he said, the government's efforts to eliminate rules and regulations that impeded the private sector from doing business were also important as economic growth was essential to providing more jobs, thus leading to less poverty.

"For 2007-2008, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is determined to boost economic growth so as to reduce poverty and unemployment," he added.

The long-term economic plan also stresses the need to create an attractive investment climate so as to boost foreign investment and support economic growth.

Former Bappenas chairman Kwik Kian Gie said he doubted the 2025 poverty reduction target could be achieved. "It is not realistic as no strategic efforts are being made to achieve the target," he said.

The government recently launched a number of new poverty-alleviation programs, including the National People's Empowerment Program (PNPM) and the Family Hope Program (PKH). Both are being partly financed by soft loans from the World Bank and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).

With the enactment of the Long-Term Development Plan Law, future presidents will be required to base their development programs on the visions set out in the new legislation.

The law's targets and priorities are divided into four development periods: Period I (2005-2009), Period II (2010-2014), Period III (2015-2019) and Period IV (2020-2024). It features eight goals, one of which is the creation of a competitive society so as to bring about prosperity and well-being in society.

Main Goals

- Raising per capita income to the level of middle-income countries, and reducing poverty rate to below 5 percent.

- Improving quality of human resources, including enhancement of women's roles in development.

- Ensuring a stable economy, with agriculture and mining being prioritized.

- Bringing about integration of infrastructure in the transportation and energy sectors, respectively.

- Ensuring clean governance backed by professional administrators.

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