Indonesia maintained growth, controlled inflation: Jokowi

JAKARTA (Antara) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has said that despite ongoing global uncertainty, Indonesia will maintain economic growth and control inflation, especially compared to the United States. He said he was confident that things were going well.

At a rally attended by PT Freeport Indonesia president Richard Adkerson and company employees in Papua’s Mimika district on Wednesday, Jokowi said Indonesia had recorded positive economic growth this year and kept inflation under control. emphasized.

“Our country, Indonesia, should be grateful that it recorded 5.44 percent economic growth in the second quarter[of 2022]and maintained an inflation level of 4.9 percent. I think growth and inflation improved later,” the president said.

He said Indonesia has successfully maintained positive economic growth despite post-COVID-19 global uncertainties and geopolitical conflicts causing crises in the energy, food and financial sectors. said.

He then praised PT Freeport Indonesia for generating US$7.5 billion in revenue last year. He also praised the company for contributing about 68% to the Gross Regional Product of the Mimika district.

Adkerson, meanwhile, praised Jokowi, saying he believed his leadership had helped sustain economic growth and keep inflation under control during the COVID-19 pandemic and Indonesia’s G20 presidency. rice field.

The President Commissioner said that PT Freeport Indonesia is now almost entirely run by Indonesians, about 98% of the company’s employees are Indonesian, and 40% of Indonesians working in the company are native Papuans. emphasized that it is

“We are strongly committed to keeping our workers safe as they have to work in vulnerable conditions.We also provide decent wages and fully support our residents,” he said. Told.

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