JAKARTA – President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) invites the community and businesses to draw lessons from the crisis by strengthening the domestic economy.
“We do not need to follow an ideology or economic development strategy, which usually choose export-oriented economy. Lets strengthen the domestic economy, which still has a chance to be improved,” he said, in a speech opening Rapimnas Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), at Hotel Sangri-La, Jakarta.
In addition, the President also called for building competitiveness, economic resilience and better industry. Thus, in the next 10-15 years, Indonesia does not have to be afraid to face the free market because it has been prepared early on.
Furthermore, the President also asked the public and businesses to promote and increase investment in Indonesia.
“I want MP3EI program can be implemented correctly in order for development in Java and outside Java more rapidly,” added the President.
In addition, the micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), according SBY should be developed in order to satisfy the justice and prevent gaps in the community.
“I hope, Kadin really can make business opportunities in our country. Having said that, do not be a guest. Central and local governments continue to diligently seek business opportunities,” he said.