TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo believes that the national economy could revive and recover to normal as before the Covid-19 pandemic. He said several signs of economic improvement have begun to appear.
Jokowi outlined that the consumer confidence index has been at 92 and the purchasing manager index (PMI) rose to 51.3, or almost reaching the normal figure before the pandemic. Besides, there is a trend of rising commodity prices recently.
“This will help the economic recovery. Either the coal, crude palm oil (CPO), or rubber, all rise,” said the state head at the 11th Kompas100 CEO Forum as quoted from the Youtube channel of Harian Kompas on Thursday, Jan. 21.
He assessed that in the medium term, the new normal would affect the entire living pattern of the people and the economic structure would revive in the future as the pandemic is successfully contained.
Jokowi emphasized that the health protocol would still be enforced in all aspects of life, including in economic activities. “There will definitely be a new protocol for such as eating in a restaurant, boarding a plane, taking public transport, working in a factory to protect our health,” he said.
Source : Tempo.co