BANJARBARU (TABIRkota) – Municipal revenue from the transportation sector is known to be the largest contributor to economic growth of Banjarbaru in 2022.
The economic upswing in the capital of South Kalimantan Province last year was recorded at 7.93 percent.
This growth rate is the highest since Banjarbaru became a municipality in 1999.
Mayor of Banjarbaru, Aditya Mufti Ariffin stated that economic expansion in the city of 249 thousand people is at its peak after experiencing difficult conditions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Aditya believes that this achievement is a combination of the people’s improving economy, and also the result of the Banjarbaru municipal goverment’s hard work in encouraging economic activity, both in terms of production and consumption.
“Alhamdulillah (praise be to Lord), we should be grateful, economic growth in 2022 becomes the highest growth rate ever,” Mayor Aditya said on Friday.
“This is a proof that the economic upswing of various business sectors has been going well,” he continued.
Mr Aditya, nevertheless, reminded that all stakeholders should remain vigilant with different problems in the future.
“For example, there are threats of global recession and inflation on the prices of staple commodities,” he said.
The Banjarbaru administration, according to Aditya, will always be committed to addressing and overcoming every problem with policies that are right on target.
Meanwhile, Head of the Bappeda (Municipal Development Planning Agency) of Banjarbaru, Kanafi detailed the sectors that have contributed to economic growth in the city throughout 2022.
“The biggest contribution comes from the transportation sector, where we benefit from the existence of the Syamsudin Noor International Airport. The trade and services sectors become the other contributors, which shows that the community’s economic efforts are going so well,” Kanafi explained.
He admitted that the appointment of Banjarbaru as the capital of South Kalimantan in 2022 also played a role in driving economic growth.
“Investment increases rapidly”, he said. (sah)