“We also expect that by accelerating vaccination, Indonesia’s economy can grow again soon. The government has projected that (our economy) this year with begin to grow again akin to the corresponding years, reaching four up to five percent, by the end of this year,” Thohir stated during an online press conference here on Monday.
The vaccination is a strategic breakthrough or game changer, albeit the support of the public through disciplined adherence to health protocols remains indispensable, the minister remarked.
Thohir urged the public to support the government’s unwavering efforts through combined efforts to stay disciplined in observing health protocols.
“We also expect support from all members of the public through disciplined actions in adhering to health protocols, comprising wearing a mask correcting, keeping hands washed, and maintaining safe physical distance,” he remarked.
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SOEs Minister Thohir had earlier expressed optimism that the national economy will return to normalcy in 2022.
In addition, he expressed belief that economic recovery will run smoothly with the support of the House of Representatives, national and regional governments, and private sectors.
He urged all parties to continue to disseminate information pertaining to the importance of staying disciplined in observing health protocols.
Meanwhile, Deputy Chief of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry on National Entrepreneur Development Arsjad Rasjid affirmed that the Gotong Royong Vaccination was intended to reflect the government’s focus on the business sector to expedite recovery of the economy battered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rasjid noted that health is the backbone of the national economy and should be prioritized. Hence, the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry supported the government to expedite and widen the coverage of COVID-19 inoculation through the Gotong-Royong Vaccination. Related news: Government positive economic recovery on horizon