Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Hatta Rajasa, is targeting for Indonesia’s per capita income to reach US$5,500 by 2015 – a level that is far in excess of the average US$3,500-3,600 achieved in 2011.
Quoted in Bisnis Bali, Rajasa said, “this target is in keeping with several government programs to improve the people’s economy, such as the Master plan for the Accelerations and Expansion of the Indonesian Economy (MP3EI).”
He said that in the three years to come the Indonesian government has to make significant improvements in the people’s economy. Adding: “The is not an easy job. But we can do it. The per capita income was between US$3,500-US$3,600 in 2011. And, in 2015, it is hoped that the per capita income rises to US$5.500.”
He also revealed that the Government would build centers of economic development in the province of Riau, with clusters or pockets of industrial growth with the development of three seaports and the renewal of existing ports, such as the Dumai International Port and the Port of Kuala Enok.
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