Jokowi calls on parliament to finalize law on entrepreneurship

Jokowi calls on parliament to finalize law on entrepreneurship

President Joko Widodo opened the Plenary Session and the National Leadership Meeting Hipmi 2018 in Tangerang, Wednesday (7/3/2018). (ANTARA/Bayu Prasetyo)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has called on the House of Representatives to finalize the formulation of the law on entrepreneurship to boost the country`s economy.

"I agree that this law on entrepreneurship could be finalized soon by the parliament. It involves economic acceleration, and for start-ups, this is very important," Jokowi said at the opening of a plenary session of the Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Association (HIPMI) in Tangerang, Banten Province on Wednesday.

According to the president, the law would encourage the emergence of new entrepreneurs in Indonesia.

Jokowi has also emphasized the need for start-ups to improve their businesse and grow faster.

"I agree that we need new conglomerates from small and medium enterprises in our country," he noted.

The head of state has called on HIPMI to give its support for businessmen outside Jakarta as well as Java Island.

He applauded the association`s campaign to encourage entrepreneurship among students through its program of HIPMI Goes to School and HIPMI Goes to Campus.

"I think this is an encouragement for schools and campuses to not only remain oriented on political issues but also on economy," Jokowi added.

The president has opened the potential for cooperation between HIPMI and ministries in a bid to increase the number of entrepreneurs in Indonesia.

Reported by Bayu Prasetyo
(S022/INE)
(T.SYS/B/KR-BSR/B/H-YH)

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