XINHUA/Indonesian vice president calls for reform on bureaucracy
JAKARTA, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian Vice President Boediono on Wednesday reminded all government officials in key positions to continuously make bureaucratic reforms as an effort to lure much needed foreign investment, Antara news wire said here.
Red tape and corruption in Indonesia are among the concerns of foreign investors and have hampered the country's effort to jump to investment grade.
"All government officials should continue to make bureaucratic reforms and give optimal service to the public," the vice president said on Wednesday.
Boediono said that there should be a reward and punishment for the government officials who have and have not rendered the best possible service to the public.
"Making bureaucratic reforms can last a generation or even longer but in Indonesia I think it can take 15 years," Boediono said.
Indonesia needs to lure more foreign investment to finance massive infrastructure projects to help spur growth and competitiveness in free trades.