Indonesian President Susilo BambangYudhoyono revealed the target while announcing the draft 2014 statebudget to the country’s House of Representatives (DPR) on August 16.
He noted that this ratio is far lower than those of otherdeveloping nations, many of which have reached as much as 33 percent.
In addition to reducing its debt ratio, Indonesia wants toincrease per capita income in the country to 5,000 USD by 2014.
According to Statistics Indonesia (BPS), in March 2013 thecountry’s number of poor people accounted for 11.37 percent of its 240million population.
Yudhoyono said if the country continuesto maintain its annual economic growth of 5-6 percent, the rates ofpoverty and unemployment will drop. He pledged that programmes will beimplemented next year to work towards these goals and boost theprosperity of the nation.-VNA