Government prepares East and Central Java provinces as the center of national economic development. Both province were considered to have the driving force towards the country’ export and investment performance. President Widodo hopes that investment and development in East Java will later be able to make a major contribution to national economic growth. He advised the governors focus on the effort to complete the program as soonest as possible.

In East Java, governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa has launched a plan to build a public transportation system to connect Gresik-Bangkalan-Mojokerto-Surabaya-Sidoarjo-Lamongan or called Surabaya Eastern Ring Road. While, Central Java’ governor Ganjar Pranowo plans to build three industrial sectors such as food-drink products, textiles, and textile products, and furniture. In addition, Prawansa also announced plan to develop a cable car to connect major tourist destinations in the province such as Mount Bromo, the Tengger plateau and Mount Semeru to encourage development in these areas.