Investors Start a Border Area Look

By : Hariyanto And Aldo Bella Putra | Wednesday, December 06 2017 - 18:00 IWST

Maks Yoltwu, Direktur Jenderal Pengembangan Daerah Tertentu Kementerian Desa, Pembangunan Daerah Tertinggal, dan Transmigrasi (Kemendes PDTT)
Maks Yoltwu, Direktur Jenderal Pengembangan Daerah Tertentu Kementerian Desa, Pembangunan Daerah Tertinggal, dan Transmigrasi (Kemendes PDTT)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Surabaya - Several border areas began to ogle some national and foreign investors. One of them is Belu Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, which borders Timor Leste rich in corn and beef potential.

Belu has been well known as a center of Balinese cattle breeding business to the production of 56,493 chickens per year. In this district is also available corn cultivation area up to 8,133 hectares with corn production twice per harvest per year, with production up to 20,205 tons per year.

Belu now needs an investment of around Rp 5 billion to add 100 hectares of cornfields, and an investment of Rp 85 billion to add Bali Cow cultivation area to about 100 hectares.

The same thing is needed Nunukan and Kapuas Hulu in Kalimantan. According to Maks Yoltwu, Director General for the Development of Certain Areas of Village Ministry, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration (Kemendes PDTT) there are already interested investors and in the future investors will also get incentives ranging from tax holiday to supporting infrastructure.

"If investors have entered, the head of the region must step in and proactive in accelerating investment," said Maks, when expo at Garden Palace Hotel Surabaya, Tuesday (5/12/2017).

For that Kemendes PDTT encourage 6 Regents in the border area to market their potential areas to potential investors. Through a business forum panel discussion, the Bupati of Nunukan, Kapuas Hulu, Belu, Rote Ndao, Morotai and West Southeast Maluku took turns delivering his presentation at Hotel Garden Palace.

In addition to inviting potential investors, business forum participants also received briefings from the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN).

BKPM conveys policies to support special investment incentives in Border Areas. Meanwhile, KADIN convey its role in increasing the real sector investment in Kabupaten Perbatasn.

Support also came from PT Mitra Bumdes Nusantara to increase economic investment in villages and rural areas of Bumdes. The Business Forum series will also come with seminars and talk shows.

This forum is a continuation of the 2015 Border and Investment Summit, and the 2016 Border Business and Investment Forum (BEC) in Jakarta. (bj)

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