In 2017, Realization of Industrial Investment Reaches USD 21.6 Billion

By : Ridwan And Aldi Firhand. A | Friday, January 12 2018 - 19:30 IWST

Menteri Perindustrian Airlangga Hartarto (Foto Dok
Menteri Perindustrian Airlangga Hartarto (Foto Dok - Jakarta - the Government noted, over the past year or until December 14, 2017, new investment commitments that enter into Indonesia reached USD42, 6 billion with a number of 10 54 projects. This achievement has increased by 23.7 percent compared to 2016.

"The government continues to strive to create a conducive business climate and to facilitate domestic business so investors can increase their investment in Indonesia in building a more inclusive and quality national economy," said Minister of Industry of Airlangga Hartarto in Jakarta, Friday (12/1/2018) ).

The industrial sector gives the highest contribution to the realization of investment in this sector reached USD21, 6 billion with 256 projects. Meanwhile, the tourism sector contributed USD17 billion with 159 projects, public works and public housing (PUPR) USD1, 2 billion with 98 projects.

Furthermore, the energy and mineral resources (EMR) sector is USD 1.18 billion with 32 projects, trade USD0.92 billion with 427 projects, agriculture USD0.27 billion with 22 projects, and other sectors of USD0.43 billion with 60 projects.

Minister of Industry affirmed that his party and related stakeholders will continue to synergize to improve the competitiveness and attractiveness of investment in the industrial sector, among others through the creation of a conducive business climate and legal certainty, the use of the latest technology to encourage the improvement of quality, efficiency and productivity, fiscal incentives.

Furthermore, supported by the availability of raw materials, competitive energy prices, competent human resources (HR), as well as ease of market access and financing.

"Consumption growth also needs to be maintained and again improved so that demand for industrial products is increasing," he added.

The increase in new investment commitment is based on Presidential Regulation No. 91 of 2017 on the Acceleration of Implementation of Business Regulations. In addition, thanks to the collaboration of two Task Force (Satgas), the Economic Policy Package Task Force (PKE) and the Task Force for Acceleration of Enforcement (PPB).

In order for the implementation of investment and ease of doing business in Indonesia to be realized effectively, the two task forces transformed the entire investment and business process in Indonesia into an online and integrated.

Meanwhile, according to Minister of Industry, the investment projection in the overall manufacturing industry this year is Rp352 trillion.

"With the investment in the industrial sector, creating new employment and multiplier effects such as increased value added and foreign exchange earnings from exports, therefore the industry becomes the main support of the target of economic growth," he explained.

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