Minister Airlangga: Pay attention, DKI Jakarta’s Economy is Depressed, Bali Minus 10 Percent

Report from Journalist, Yanuar Riezqi Yovanda

TRIBUNNEWS.COM, JAKARTA – The Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs stated that the aggregate economic growth in the regions was in the spotlight.

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said, it must be a concern, especially DKI Jakarta as the capital city.

“Even the regions are concerned, where we see that DKI Jakarta’s growth is under pressure, namely minus 8.22 percent. The second deepest after Bali is minus 10 percent,” he said in a virtual event, Tuesday (9/15/2020).

Then, continued Airlangga, the other three provinces with negative economies were East Java minus 5.9 percent, West Java 5.8 percent, and Central Java 5.94 percent.

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Meanwhile, economic growth in the two provinces was better than the national one at minus 5.32 percent in the second quarter of 2020, namely South Sulawesi minus 3.87 percent, and South Sumatra minus 1.37 percent.

“This is above the national economy. Some of these areas are supported by the agricultural sector or the plantation sector,” he said.

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Therefore, the government sees that the agricultural and plantation sectors are not too affected by the corona or Covid-19 pandemic.

“This still has high resilience. We all know that the effect on the national is large,” he said.

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