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    Regional Secretary Requested the Sectoral Economic Study Document to Answer the Digital Economy Challenge

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    BANDUNG - The West Java Provincial Government is preparing a sectoral economic planning study document to anticipate economic developments, especially the digital economy.

    West Java Province Regional Secretary (Sekda) Iwa Karniwa explained this when representing West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil during the "Saresehan in the Context of the Preparation of the West Java Sectoral Economic Planning Study Document 2018," at Savoy Homann Hotel, Bandung, Tuesday (6/11/18 )

    Secretary Iwa said the preparation of this document is important as an anticipation step considering learning from the economy of West Java in 2017 grew by 5.29% but this growth rate was lower than in 2016 which reached 5.66%.

    From the BPS data in 2017, the manufacturing industry sector had the largest contribution to West Java GRDP with a share reaching 42.29%. Followed by the large and retail trade sectors. "Then the car and motorcycle repair sector amounted to 15.10%, and other sectors that experienced an increase," said the Regional Secretary.

    However, economic growth in 2017 was driven by increases in all sectors except the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors which experienced a decline, especially in the mining and quarrying sector. "This also includes the procurement of electricity and gas, which experienced negative growth, each by -2.02% and -11.42%," he explained.

    According to him, based on these data, it is known that so far there has been a structural transformation in the West Java province, namely the shifting of the relative role of the agricultural sector to the service sector and the processing industry which has a strategic role in the national and regional economy.

    The development of the industrial sector is an integral part of long-term national development. The vision of industrial development as stipulated in Presidential Regulation number 28 of 2008 concerning national industrial policy is 'Making Indonesia a Tough Industrial Country in the World in 2025'.

    "For that, we must have manufacturing capabilities in the capital goods industry, information communication technology (ICT), and transportation equipment," he said.

    He hoped that the preparation of the West Java sectoral economic planning study document could answer the challenges of the digital economy, which was considered capable of providing economic equality.

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