Bahlil Reports Jokowi about Ganjar vs Ridwan Kamil Over Investment

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —

Minister of Investment Bahlil Lahadalia report to President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) about the competition between the Governors of Central Java Pranowo reward and Governor of West Java Ridwan Kamil in attracting investment into their leadership areas.

According to Bahlil, there was intense competition between the two. He said that for the best service category the first place was won by Ganjar and followed by Ridwan Kamil. However, the matter of investment realization is held by West Java.

“So it looks like West Java and Central Java are also fighting each other in the context of investment, hopefully the others don’t complain, sir,” he said at the National Coordination Meeting of the Ministry of Investment, Wednesday (24/11).

In response to this, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said he was happy that local governments were competing for the progress of their regions, including the issue of convenience and licensing services.

According to Jokowi, the fact that Ganjar won the best governor category but Central Java failed to attract the largest investment shows the best service does not always guarantee investors will want to invest. What else, he continued, if the service was not good.

“The licensing service in Central Java is good but the realization of good investment in West Java, what does that mean? We don’t necessarily serve it well, investors will come, let alone not be served well,” he said.

Therefore, he said that the complicated old-school service pattern must be abandoned. He also challenged regional heads to provide their best service. For example, business licenses are delivered to investors’ homes.

In addition, Jokowi also reminded not to ignore small investments. He said there should be no concept that investment only comes from foreigners and must be in large amounts.

“Small investors whose names are small businesses are also investors, don’t get me wrong, those who are being served well, big investors are also serving well,” concluded Jokowi.

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