REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Indonesian government has said that the financial sector is one of the important sectors to support the national economic recovery program. Therefore, the implementation of vaccination for actors in the financial sector is also a concern and priority.
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani said that the financial sector, which includes banking and the capital market, is the government's priority so that economic activity can quickly recover.
Sri Mulyani hopes that all sectors will soon recover their activities to support the entire economic recovery.
"So I hope that all friends in the financial sector, be it banking, non-banking and also in the capital market, can all have confidence again, because it will determine our economic recovery," said Sri Mulyani while accompanying President Joko Widodo to review the implementation. virtual vaccination of banking and capital market players, Wednesday (31/3).
On that occasion, President Joko Widodo revealed that the main drivers of the national economy are the consumption, investment, export-import, and banking sectors. According to the President, the capital market is a very important part of the movement of the Indonesian economy.
With the implementation of this vaccination, Jokowi hopes that activities in the capital market and banking will be protected from contracting Covid-19. So once all activities in the sector can run normally again.
The Association of National Commercial Banks (Perbanas) and the Association of Indonesian Bankers (IBI) support the acceleration of government programs by providing vaccinations for workers in the financial services sector.
Perbanas and IDI believe that the vaccination program is a key factor in liberating this country from the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative that President Joko Widodo has made since last February is based on the belief that the more people who get vaccines, the narrower the room for the spread of the virus will be narrower.
Thus life will return to normal and people can return to their activities freely, but still comply with health protocols. The increase in the number of people who get vaccinated will certainly depend on the speed at which vaccines are administered.
"Vaccination is the government's noble program in protecting the safety of its citizens. We certainly cannot let the government work alone. Therefore, we took the initiative to do mass vaccination of workers in the financial services industry, "said Chairman of IBI Haryanto T Budiman Haryanto.