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Indonesian President talks economy and security

08-16-2010 19:16 BJT

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono says he is optimistic about the economy. He is also vowing to continue the fight against terrorism and extremism.

In his annual speech to the country, Yudhoyono said the government predicts the economy will grow 5.9 percent due to a rise in consumption, exports and investment.

He also announced the state budget goals for the next four years.

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said, "In 2014, the government is targeting economic growth of 7 to 7.7 percent. Through good planning and correct implementation, we are optimistic we can reach that target."

Yudhoyono noted the country's population has been rising, making it the world's fourth biggest market after China, India and the United States.

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said, "Based on the 2010 population census which just was completed, the total population is 237.6 million. That's a rise of 32 and a half million people from 2000 levels."

He also said the government will speed up building large-scale infrastructure, fight rampant corruption, and improve governance.

But infrastructure development has so far faced financing problems.

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said, "Over the next four years, we are targeting the creation of 10.7 million new jobs, as well as reducing the poverty level to around 8 - 10 percent by the end of 2014."

As extremism still poses a threat to security, Yudhoyono vows to continue fighting militants in a bid to rid the country of terrorism.


Editor:Yang Jie |Source: CNTV.CN

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