And, by September 2023, it (the RPJPN) can become a law, which will later become a reference for the president and vice president candidates (during the 2024 General Elections).
Jakarta (ANTARA) – The National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) is striving to complete the 2025–2045 National Long-Term Development Plan (RPJPN) as soon as possible, considering the approach of the 2024 General Elections.
“Usually, the president and vice president candidates must refer to Indonesia’s vision and mission contained in the RPJPN (in preparing their own vision and mission), hence Bappenas is accelerating the drafting of the (2025–2045) RPJPN,” deputy for economic affairs at the agency, Amalia Adininggar, explained.
She made the statement at the kick-off of the drafting of the “Strategic Environmental Assessment (KLHS) of the 2025–2045 RPJPN: Screening of Sustainable Development Issues” here on Thursday.
In addition, the 2025–2045 RPJPN needs to be finalized without delay considering that the 2005–2025 RPJPN will expire soon, she said.
Under the Golden Indonesia 2045 vision, Indonesia is seeking to become a high-income country before 2045.
“Indonesia wants to get out of the middle-income trap before 2045 so that we can be on par with high-income countries,” the deputy said.
Currently, her agency is finalizing the technocratic draft of the RPJPN, whose academic script is expected to be completed by the end of February 2023.
Meanwhile, public consultations on the RPJPN will be held in March 2023, and the final draft of the RPJPN will be completed in July 2023.
“While conducting the public consultations, a parallel review of the KLHS will also be carried out because there must be an alignment between the KLHS with the initial and the final draft of the RPJPN,” Adininggar, who is also the chair of the 2025–2045 RPJPN drafting team, informed.
She said she expected that the RPJPN will be discussed with the House of Representatives (DPR) as soon as it is finished in July 2023.
“And, by September 2023, it (the RPJPN) can become a law, which will later become a reference for the president and vice president candidates (of the 2024 General Elections),” she added.
Meanwhile, acting deputy for maritime affairs and natural resources at the agency, Vivi Yulaswati, asked all stakeholders to support the preparation of the KLHS through constructive discussion and collaborative action to address sustainable development issues and realize the Golden Indonesia 2045 goal.
The general elections are scheduled to be held on February 14, 2024.
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