Maybe there will be no SOEs when Indonesia becomes a big country in 2045

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ILLUSTRATION. SOE Minister Erick Thohir attended the Plenary Cabinet Session at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Thursday (11/14/2019). SOE Minister Erick Thohir said that if it became a big country in 2045, SOEs could no longer exist in Indonesia … BETWEEN PHOTOS / Puspa Perwitasar

Reporter: Maizal Walfajri | Editor: Tendi Mahadi

KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. The World Bank has upgraded Indonesia’s status from a lower middle income country (lower middle income) to an upper middle income (upper middle income).

The government even targets that Indonesia can become the top five countries with the world‘s largest economic power by 2045.

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Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) Erick Thohir said that if it became a big country in 2045, SOEs could no longer exist in Indonesia. Because people no longer need state-owned companies that have the duty to provide subsidies.

“I don’t know whether there are more BUMNs in 2045 or not. Maybe there isn’t, because 2045 people’s purchasing power is already high,” said Erick virtual conference, Thursday night (2/7).

Erick’s prediction cannot be separated from the role of SOEs as the controller of the Indonesian economy is still large. He admitted that one third of BUMN companies are still controlling the economy. He also reflected on the United States, which no longer knew red plate companies.

“Today, business in Indonesia is different from other countries. In America, we don’t know the name BUMN, but in China, or in some other countries mixed like Singapore, Malaysia, still exists. But our model is more like China, “said Erick.

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In addition, Erick said using private glasses, the state-owned company has become the backbone of the public in Indonesia.

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