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    Economic Growth Must Be Sustained


    BANDUNG-Macroeconomic stability needs to be supported by inclusive and sustainable economic growth. To achieve this, two important policies are required.

    First, the fulfillment of various enablers for economic growth and employment, particularly the acceleration of physical and soft infrastructure development and secondly, the development of potentially competitive economic sectors by optimizing the use of technology, digital information and e-commerce.

    "The combination of these policies with the support of private participation actively believed to overcome various problems in the Indonesian economy such as poverty, unemployment and socio-economic inequality," said BI Governor Agus Martowardojo at the Intercontinental Hotel Bandung, Wednesday (27/9).

    Such is the conclusion raised in the Central Government Coordination Meeting, Local Government and Bank Indonesia jointly initiated by the Governor of Bank Indonesia and the Coordinating Minister for the Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in Bandung, West Java.

    The meeting was attended by the Board of Governors of Bank Indonesia, the Minister of Industry, as well as officials from the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing, Ministry of Transportation, Village Ministry, Development of Underdeveloped Regions and Transmigration, Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Agriculture. The meeting was also attended by the Governor of West Java, as well as a number of Regents and Mayors in West Java.

    The Coordination Meeting also noted that economic disparities are still a challenge that needs to be the concern of all stakeholders.

    In the context of the West Java economy, there are challenges of spatial economic inequality between North and South West Java, and high economic disparities in urban areas. Addressing gaps and improving welfare requires the active participation of all elements of society, including Islamic boarding school.

    In this regard, the participants of the Coordination Meeting also held discussions with the eight largest boarding school leaders in West Java. The meeting discussed the effort to realize boarding school as a driver of more inclusive economic growth to overcome inequality in West Java. Jo

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