Jokowi and his people

A large country, of course, must be filled with a great nation, both from the government system, and the people. Of course the achievements produced through the performance of the government as the highest power holder who has the right to freedom to regulate the course of life in society and state must be in line with the needs of the community in this regard, their welfare, and social justice.

At the end of the reign in the first period, of course, the Jokowi – JK government has done a lot of work with the main priority of welfare and social justice, although there are still many that have not been resolved, but we cannot turn a blind eye that the achievements that have been completed during the 4 years of leadership Jokowi – Jusuf Kalla was able to increase the trust and optimism of the community because they felt and saw for themselves the real work that the government built for them.

The following are some of the achievements that have been completed by the government and the extent of the realization of the promise of development in the reign of Jokowi – Jusuf Kalla.

1. Landline

Jakarta-Bandung Fast Train

Until 2018, the Jokowi-JK government managed to build 3,432 km of roads and 947 km of toll roads. Bridge construction was also carried out, which is 39 km long and 134 units of suspension bridges. The Jokowi government also built a 754.59 km long railway line and improved and rehabilitated the 413.6 km long route. The builders of the railroad tracks outside Java were intensified. One of the efforts made was the Ministry of Transportation which accelerated the construction of the railway line which would connect Makassar City to Parepare along 145 km. Furthermore, the construction of the Light Rail Transit (LTR) is carried out in Java and South Sumatra. The Palembang LTR was planned to serve 13 stations this October. In the Jakarta area, the LRT and Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) are scheduled to begin operations in 2019. Public dependence on private vehicles is expected to decrease. Railways are increasingly popular among the public. Recorded, the average growth of train passengers between 2014-2017 reached 8.9 percent. That number beat the growth of passenger aircraft which was only 6.5 percent.


2. Air line

Husein Sastranegara International Airport

Turning to the air line, the Joko Widodo government. Airport construction has been carried out on various islands, ranging from Papua to Kalimantan.

Some of the airports that were successfully built were Maratua Airport in Berau district, Kertajati airport in Majalengka, Morowali Airport in Morowali district, and Werur Airport which is adjacent to the Raja Ampat tourist area.

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As with land routes, development in the Jokowi era also focused on revitalization. A total of 408 airports have been revitalized and developed. These airports are in plan, isolated, and border areas.

Although the growth of air transport passengers is lower than the railroad, but the construction of air lines gives significant economic results for remote or difficult to reach areas. Because there was a decrease in the difference in prices of basic necessities by 57.21 percent thanks to air transportation.


3. Sea lanes

Tapaleo Marine Port

As an island nation, the sea will not be separated from the Indonesian economy. This is not only in the sense of the fishing industry but in the logistics delivery between islands that can be more affordable via the sea.
Until 2018, the Jokowi government managed to build 19 ports. Once again, the development was also intensified in eastern Indonesia. Some of them are Tapaleo Marine Port in North Maluku and Untia Port in Makassar. No less phenomenal is the construction of Makassar New Port which will become the largest port in eastern Indonesia, and can send logistics from the east region directly to Southeast and East Asian countries.

The capacity to transport goods by sea increased from 16.7 million TEUs / year in 2014 to 19.7 million TEUs per year in 2017. Port construction can be an incentive for businessmen and exporters because logistics shipping costs are getting cheaper.


4. Telecommunication Development – Fiber Optics in the Archipelago

Merah Putih Satelite

The construction of street infrastructure was accompanied by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) which intensively built fiber optic networks in Indonesia. The project called Palapa Ring will produce 36 thousand km of optical fiber. The project is divided into three parts, the Western Palapa Ring in the Meranti Islands, Anambas Islands, Tanjung Bemban, and Kuala Tungkal. Then, the Palapa Ring Tengah will connect 17 cities/regencies in the provinces of East Kalimantan, North Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, and North Maluku. Then there is the Eastern Palapa Ring for the regions of Papua and West Papua. The completion of the construction of the West PLP has been 74 percent, followed by the Central PLP which reaches 35 percent, and the East PLP currently only reaches 18 percent. However, West PLP has been operational since last March. Furthermore, as many as 175 thousand BTS towers have been strengthened, and mobile coverage has covered up to 75 thousand urban villages.

5. Food Infrastructure

Tanju Dam

Food Infrastructure Development oriented to food security covers dams, retention basin, and irrigation channels. One of the dams built is the Tanju Dam in West Nusa Tenggara. There is also the Jatigede Dam which was operational in January 2017. This dam is actually the vision of President Soekarno, which was completed in the Jokowi era. The construction of retention basin is carried out by the Ministry of PUPR (846 units), the Ministry of Agriculture (2,348), and the Ministry of PDTT (1,927). The total so far is 5,121 retention basin. Irrigation networks were also developed. The construction of a new network covering 860,015 hectares, and the rehabilitation of 2,319,693 hectares.


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