DHEAN.NEWS BALI - The President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo, accompanied by the Minister of National Development Planning Suharso Monoarfa and the Governor of Bali I Wayan Koster, officially launched the document "Kerthi Bali Economic Road Map Towards a New Bali Era: Green, Resilient and Prosperous" and Master Plan for the Development of the Ulapan Tourism Area, Friday (3 /12/2021).
The event was also attended by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to Indonesia Lars Bo Larsen, the Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces General Andika Perkasa, Chief of the Indonesian National Police Listyo Sigit Prabowo, as well as the Regents and Mayors of Bali Province
“The pandemic must be used as a momentum to carry out a fundamental transformation. Everyone must have that desire, so that our economic resilience exists. Because this pandemic gives us the opportunity to jump up, we can take advantage of this momentum to improve ourselves and make a massive transformation. We hope that after Covid is over, we are in a better position on the ladder," the President said in his remarks.
The Head of State also conveyed several points which he thought should be paid attention to in Bali Province. These points include the need to increase economic diversification, prioritize health and safety in tourism paradigm and governance, and transform tourism by implementing social, environmental and cultural-based tourism, which is in line with the values of Balinese local wisdom.
In connection with the launch of this document, President Joko Widodo emphasized to pay attention to Kerthi Bali Economic Roadmap implementation.
"No matter how great the plans and roadmaps that are made, it will mean nothing if we can't execute them, the courage to execute is very important, because we face speed, competition and challenges." said the President.
In line with the President, Minister of National Development Planning Suharso Monoarfa in his speech said that Bali Economic Transformation, namely: Bali's Kerthi Economy Towards a New Era of Bali will bring several significant changes.
First, labor productivity will increase up to 4 times and the economy will grow by an average of 7.4%. Second, GRDP per capita will increase up to 8 times, the poverty rate will decrease to 0.18 percent, and the unemployment rate will decrease to 0.50 percent. Third, it will create a sustainable life that is supported by an increase in green products and green jobs.
Closing his remarks, Minister Suharso hoped that this roadmap document could be replicated by other provinces to redesign long-term planning after the Covid-19 pandemic towards the 2045 Golden Indonesia Vision.