Minister of Industry: I am Pleased with Rural Car Development

By : Ridwan And Aldi Firhand. A | Saturday, November 04 2017 - 23:08 IWST

Minister of Industry, Airlangga Hartarto when trying the Village Car of Mahesa
Minister of Industry, Airlangga Hartarto when trying the Village Car of Mahesa

INDUSTRY.co.id - Klaten - In his working visit in Klaten, Central Java, on Friday (3/11/2017), Minister of Industry, Airlangga Hartarto took the opportunity to see the 'Kiat Motor' factory producing rural cars made locally by Indonesia.

Sukiyat motor workshop has completed three prototypes of double cabin cars, pickup cars, and agricultural equipment cars that are named rural saving mode of transportation (Mahesa).

"Cars that are produced in three types are designed specifically for the needs of the village community that can be combined with various farming equipment so farmers can help productivity," said Menperin.

Kiat Mahesa Nusantara is a frugal and 650cc diesel engined car. This homemade rural car will be priced at a relatively affordable price for farmers, each Rp50 million, Rp60 million, and Rp70 million.

"I hope this car can help industrial community activities in Yogyakarta, Solo, Klaten and surrounding areas," added Airlangga.

Furthermore, Airlangga express, I am happy with the development of rural car tips this bike. As mandated by President Joko Widodo, this product will be market tested first to be developed gradually over the next 10 months in rural areas in need.

Earlier, in September 2017, President Joko Widodo briefly reviewed the motorcycle workshop. According to the President, the government supports rural Mahesa vehicles can be mass produced with competitive prices and good production quality.

"The government will help to push its regulation, emissions test, certification, and possibly from taxes, but the development depends on industry players," said Jokowi some time ago.

As is known, the Ministry of Industry currently continues to spur the development of rural vehicles to be immediately produced by the domestic industry.

In addition to meet the needs of multipurpose transportation tools in the agricultural and plantation sectors, this effort is also to encourage economic improvement of the community and realize the independence of technological mastery by the nation's children.

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