President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) highlighted the need of easing requirements for industries that could boost Indonesia's exports.
"I have repeatedly conveyed this statement. If there are export-oriented industries, or those intending to produce substitute goods for importing, please do not take too long to sign (the documents of approval)," he told cabinet members at the meeting as reported by Antara News Agency.
President Jokowi said the central and regional governments must set targets for creating more job opportunities. To this end, those industries that are able to provide jobs need to be served well.
At the meeting, he also warned cabinet members about the need to work together as one team, while working to boost Indonesia's development.
"Our work is team work. It is not just the work belonging to each minister. It is not a sectoral ego," said Jokowi, who was accompanied by Vice President Ma'ruf Amin at the meeting held one day after Jokowi and Amini made an official announcement about their new cabinet line-up.
In building a great nation like Indonesia, the ministries and government agencies cannot work alone with their exclusive concerns about their own sectors, he said. Instead, all ministries are to be supervised by coordinating ministries, said the President.
Therefore, all ministers should be present when invited by their coordinating ministeries to strengthen coordinative work among all ministries for advancing the country's development goals, he said.
The president had earlier pointed out that a minister must not only carry out and complete his work, but must also ensure that the people benefit from it. Additionally, Jokowi instructed his ministers to check problems on the field and find solutions.
(source: Antara News Agency)