Wednesday, January 28, 2009

SBY : We can not rely on exports alone


President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on his oration at Brawijaya University in Malang, on Tuesday (27/1/2009), said, to become a developed nation should not only depend on exports. According to him, strengthening the local economy is also very important in order to become independent nations.

"We can not rely on exports alone. But let's also strengthen the domestic market. If our domestic economy is strong and if there a non benefit situation out-there, then will not affect us," he said at Brawijaya University, Malang, East Java .

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono also hope a cooperation from all parties to jointly realize the economic construction which is sustainable, environmentally friendly, and equitable in the future. "What for we could achieve the economic growth of 7 percent, but people do not get anything," he said.

The President also suggested a number of priority development of Indonesia, such as reduction of poverty, enhance employment opportunities, insufficient economic community needs, food security and energy, and increase the role of local governments.