Rizal Ramli Welcomes Move to Appoint Ministers to Guard FDI

Husen Miftahudin    •    Selasa, 24 Nov 2015 14:16 WIB
Rizal Ramli Welcomes Move to Appoint Ministers to Guard FDI
Rizal Ramli (Photo: MTVN/Husen Miftahudin)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: The government currently is boosting infrastructure developments to increase national economy, both in the central or regional sectors. To realize that, the government also boosts investors in placing their investments in Indonesia. 

The seriousness of the government was marked with President Joko Widodo's move to require ministers and head of institutions in guarding the investments. It is done as many problems are still faced for the foreign investments to enter Indonesia. 

The Coordinating Minister of Maritime and Resources, Rizal Ramli, welcomed President Jokowi's move in boosting investments. He admitted that currently there are still bilateral issues related to the business, investments and tourism, which are about to enter Indonesia.

"The friendly countries sometimes are confused on who to contact. The President's move earlier was good, for every country to be assigned liaison. When a country is experiencing problems, they can talk to the appointed ministers to accelerate the settlement process," mentioned Rizal when met after attending the DBS Asian Insights Conference 2015, in The Ritz Carlton Pacific Place, Jalan Jendral Sudirman Kav. 52-53, South Jakarta, Tuesday (11/24/2015).

As known, through a written statement conveyed by Pramono Anung, President Jokowi appointed 10 ministers and two state institutions to guard foreign investment coming into Indonesia. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is crucial to assist in moving the economic wheel of the archipelago.

The ministers and head of state institutions appointed by President Jokowi are:

1. Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Sudirman Said for Middle East.
2. Minister of National Development Planning (PPN)/Head of Bappenas Sofyan Djalil for Japan.
3. Minister of State Owned Companies (BUMN) Rini Soemarno for China.
4. Minister of Maritime and Fishery Susi Pudjiastuti for Russia.
5. Minister of Trade Thomas Lembong for Europe and Australia.
6. Minister of Transportation Ignasius Jonan for India.
7. Coordinating Minister of Politics, Legal and Security Luhut B. Pandjaitan for Singapore.
8. Coordinating Minister of Maritime Rizal Ramli for Malaysia.
9. Head of Creative Economy Board Triawan Munaf for South Korea.
10. Head of Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Franky Sibarani for Taiwan and Hong Kong.
11. Minister of Communication Rudiantara for the US and South America.
12. Minister of Agriculture Amran Sulaiman for Thailand, Vietnam and other Asian countries except Singapore dan Malaysia.