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Pandemic Status Revoked, a Revitalizing Breeze for the Nation's Economy

President Joko Widodo's (Jokowi) decision to revoke the pandemic status in Indonesia on 21 June 2023 has been positively welcomed by business actors and society in general. Since then, Indonesia's status regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spread has transitioned from pandemic to endemic.


The President announced the revocation of the COVID-19 pandemic status in Indonesia on Wednesday (21/06/2023) at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta. “We have been fighting the COVID-19 pandemic together for over three years. Today, Wednesday, 21 June 2023, the government has decided to revoke the pandemic status, marking the beginning of the endemic phase," the President declared, as quoted in the official website, Setkab.go.id.


Pandemic Restrictions Revoked: Breathing New Life into Indonesia's Economy

The decision was made in line with the revocation of the public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) status for COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO). The government's decision also considers the daily figures of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, which are approaching zero.


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The revocation of the pandemic status has garnered positive responses from various sectors. This is due to its positive impact on the national economy, as mobility resumes to normal levels. Consequently, society's production and consumption activities are reactivated and gradually reaching their peak.


Demand and supply of services and goods are picking up, reviving the economy. Moreover, for investors, the prevailing social stability provides a foundation for making investment decisions.


This is a fact. The recently released Bank Indonesia's Banking Survey Results data reveals that new credit distribution in the first quarter (January - March) of 2023 grew by 63.7% compared to last year (year on year).


With a more suitable environment following the revocation of pandemic status, credit growth throughout 2023 is predicted to reach 10.4% year on year.


It's no surprise since service sectors are beginning to thrive. This includes tourism and all its related industries, like transportation, accommodation (hotels and lodgings), restaurants, and even the small- to medium-scale businesses that support them. Meanwhile, in the financial market, even though the IDX Composite (IHSG) experienced relatively minor fluctuations, foreign net buying remains high.


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Transportation Business Flourishes

The country’s economy can grow even faster, with the manufacturing and consumer goods sectors as the most promising sectors. However, highly capable transportation and logistics service providers are essential to propel these sectors to reach their highest potential.


The capability of transportation and logistics service providers plays a critical role in ensuring a smooth flow in the entire supply chain. This applies to both the manufacturing industry and the consumer goods industry.


The manufacturing and consumer goods industries are two pillars of national economic growth alongside the service sector. Hence, transportation and logistics services become a key to economic expansion.


Speaking of reliable, professional, and trustworthy transportation and logistics companies,PT Serasi Autoraya or SERA is the answer. A part of the business network of PT Astra International Tbk, which has been operating in the transportation sector since 1986, SERA now boasts branch offices in more than 26 cities across Indonesia.


SERA addresses the needs of all sectors that support national economic growth. This includes facilitating the mobility of individuals for personal or business purposes through the provision of passenger vehicles, ranging from various types and categories of cars to buses designed for tourism.


TRAC manages car and bus rental services of various types and categories. Additionally, SERA also engages in selling quality used cars under the brand name mobil88. It also provides auction services through IBID.


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Furthermore, SERA offers transportation and logistics services under the name SERA Logistic (SELOG). This aims to meet customer needs for end-to-end logistic services with diverse offerings, starting from Contract Logistics, Shipping Services, Shipping Agency, Freight Forwarding Warehouse and Yard Management, and even Courier Services.


SELOG‘s services are also supported by the latest digital technology, streamlining processes and making them effective and efficient for customers' businesses.


With its Astra Fleet Management Solution (FMS), SELOG provides IT-based comprehensive solutions for vehicle and transportation management in Indonesia.


The company also has well-maintained and fully-equipped vehicles ready for use at any time. For more information about SERA and its services, including SELOG, visit its official website at https://www.sera.astra.co.id/


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