Jakarta (ANTARA) - Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Abdullah Azwar Anas expressed optimism that the collective leave days for Eid al-Adha on June 28-30, 2023, will boost the economy in various regions.

"This year's Eid al-Adha coincides with the school holidays, according to Mr President. This occasion is expected to evenly boost the economy in all regions," Anas stated during the Press Conference on the 2023 Eid al-Adha days off in Jakarta, on Thursday, as cited from his official statement.

Minister Anas believes that the days off will potentially help the country recover its economy from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as the public's money circulation is projected to increase.

"As stated by Mr President, this collective leave policy will contribute to the efforts to stimulate economic growth in various regions that will, in turn, strengthen national economic recovery, as the public's money circulation is expected to increase," he stated.

Anas is also upbeat that the days off will result in an improvement in the quality of Indonesia's family management, with additional quality time for all family members.

Earlier, the government had issued a joint decree (SKB) of three ministers that stipulated June 28 and June 30 as additional days off for the 2023 Eid al-Adha. Meanwhile, June 29 constitutes a national holiday celebrating this year's Eid al-Adha.

The stipulation was signed by Minister Anas, Religious Affairs Minister Yaqut Cholil Qoumas, and Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah.

"In order to push public mobility, economic and tourism growth, as well as provide opportunity to parents and children to have a quality time during school holidays coinciding with and 2023 Eid al-Adha, we need to revise the collective leave schedules of 2023," according to an excerpt of the SKB.

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