Indonesia's Competitiveness Ranking Improves
Thursday, 01 March, 2007 | 16:51 WIB

Tempo Interactive, Semarang: Indonesia's competitiveness in 2006 improved compared to the previous year's.

Last year, Indonesia ranked 50th out of 125 countries.

“Previously, Indonesia was only in 69th position out of 107 coutries,” said Syamsul Arief Rivai, Director General of Regional Development Management of the Department of Home Affairs, yesterday (02/28).

However, he said, compared to other Asian countries, Indonesia's position was still low, below that of Singapore (5th), Japan (7th), Malaysia (26th), Thailand (35th) and India (43rd).

According to Syamsul Arief, the ranking shows that Indonesia's competitiveness compared to other Asian countries was still low.

“Old problems that must be put right include infrastructure, inefficiency of bureaucracy and instability of decision determiners,” he said.

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