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Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati is sanguine that the COVID-19 vaccination conducted for workers in the banking and capital market would bolster the industry’s confidence in the prospects of economic recovery.
“I am optimistic that all officers in banking sector, non-banking, or capital market would have the confidence because it will drive efforts to achieve economic recovery,” Indrawati stated on the sidelines of vaccination for financial workers at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (BEI) building here on Wednesday.
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) observed the vaccination for financial workers.
The minister remarked that the government’s COVID-19 vaccination program had also prioritized workers in the banking and capital market sector, such as those in customer service and bank tellers, who directly interact with the public.
The vaccination is expected to facilitate recovery of activities in the banking and capital market sector.
COVID-19 vaccination for officers in the financial sector is aimed at accelerating economic recovery.
“This is part of the president’s concern to bring about a recovery in economic activities,” she stated.
In addition to the BEI building, vaccination is conducted at four other locations of financial centers.
Indonesia has targeted economic growth in 2021 to rebound to a range of between 4.5 and 5.5 percent (year-on-year) after having contracted 2.07 percent in 2020.
The government has optimized public health recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic to achieve the target of economic growth.