Jakarta: The government is making efforts to improve the quality of human resources in its working plan for 2020, the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) said.
"The Government's Working Plan in 2020, as the first year of the National Medium Term Development Planning (RPJMN) 2020-2024, has the theme, 'human resource development for qualified growth'," Minister of National Development Planning and Head of Bappenas Bambang Brodjonegoro said here on Thursday.
Bambang said the government has set five priorities in its 2020 working plan, namely human development and poverty eradication; infrastructure and equality of regional development; value addition in real estate, industrialization, and job opportunities; sufficiency of food, water, energy and environment; and stability of defence and security.
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"To reach the development target, we need to utilize infrastructure as an economic growth booster. The key, as instructed by President Joko Widodo on many occasions, is human resources, who are qualified and competitive, well-educated, skilled, have character, are healthy and productive," he said.
Bambang remarked that innovation and technology have become part of all priority programs.
During the meeting on national development planning, Bappenas has exposed the National Medium Term Development Planning for the 2020-2024 period and the Government's Working Plan for 2020.
It also launched the Vision of Indonesia 2045 that has targeted to become a developed country in 2045 with high income and the fifth largest gross domestic product (GDP) in the world.
Solid national economic growth was recorded at 5.07 persen (yoy) in the first quarter of 2019, pointing to maintained domestic economic performance despite retreating from 5.18 persen (yoy) in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Seasonal factors at the beginning of the year as well as the impact of weaker-than-expected global economic gains contributed to the moderate economic downturn in Indonesia.
Economic growth in the first quarter of 2019 was primarily driven by domestic demand on the back of consumption by non-profit institutions serving households (NPISH) and households.
NPISH consumption growth accelerated to 16.93 percent (yoy) in the reporting period from 10.79 persen (yoy) in the three months to December 2018, buoyed by spending on preparations for the 2019 General Election.
Household consumption also remained solid as a consequence of controlled inflation, rising incomes and higher consumer confidence, notwithstanding slight moderation from 5.08 percent (yoy) to 5.01 percent (yoy) in the first quarter of 2019. (Antara)