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    Focusing on His Role as a State Official, Aher Does Not Run Any Business


    BANDUNG - The Governor of West Java, Ahmad Heryawan (Aher) becomes the first responders to the 2016 Economic Census conducted in West Java. Aher was interviewed by three officials from BPS census Bandung at his official residence in Pakuan, Jl.Otto Iskandardinata No. 1, Bandung on Sunday morning (01/05/2016).

    To the census officer who interviewed him, Aher explained that at the residence he stayed with 1 (one) wife, four (4) children and 1 (one) employee of the household, for a total of seven (6) members of the family in the house. While the other two children lived in a boarding house in Depok and does not undergo data collection.

    In the interview Aher explained that he, his wife, his four children, and his one employee are not currently running any business. Since he served as the Governor of West Java in 2008, he and his wife focus on his job as a state official, the governor of West Java.

    Meanwhile, related to the Economic Census Aher hopes that this census will works and will portrayed the important economic data in West Java. According to him, the economic data could accurately analyse the condition of the economic progression, the circulation of money, the number of industries or businesses in West Java, society consumption in West Java.

    "First, with data like this, in the future we will be able to take decision based on that data. Secondly, I hope the people will welcome the census officer and answer honestly. There is no bad impact whatsoever - there must be a positive impact - it is what we want. But there is no negative impact at all, "said Aher after he underwent a census.

    "It's just a record of economic power in West Java, so we can calculate how much does the GDP of West Java, the economic potential and so forth," he added.

    The Economic Census is a survey on all the economic data, both large-scale economy, medium, small to micro, including the amount of labor absorbed, the outputs produced, wages and so on.

    In Article 8 of the Act of Statistics, census held at least once every 10 years by the BPS, which include the Population Census, the Census of Agriculture, and the Economic Census. While the Economic Census, which was held this year is the 4th implementation after previously in 1986, 1996 and 2006.

    And today, Sunday (05/01/2016), is the first of the data collection. The census will involve approximately 66 981 employees both from BPS or BPS’ partners and approximately this will be completed in 2018.

    The economic census is the most complex census with varied respondents. This is because the census will cover 19 sectors of the economy, which is expected to involve 28 million businesses in 34 provinces, 98 cities, 433 counties, 6989 and 23 169 rural districts.

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