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Labor intensive programs to bounce back during pandemic

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged the regional governments to have in place more labor-intensive programs to boost the people's purchasing power and drive consumption.

The head of state noted that state expenditure from the state budget (APBN) and the regional budget (APBD) were currently the only drivers of the people's economy. Hence, it becomes increasingly important for the government to provide as m