Minister Airlangga: Until 2017 Industrial Estate Has Increased 17.5 Percent

By : Hariyanto And Aldi Firhand. A | Thursday, June 28 2018 - 22:40 IWST

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INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - At the Halal bihalal and the 30th anniversary of the Association of Industrial Establishments, Minister of Industry, Airlangga Hartarto, revealed that currently the development of industrial estate has increased, both in terms of number and area.

"In terms of quantity, there is an increase of 17.5% from 74 industrial estates in 2014 to 87 industrial estates by 2017. While in the broad side increased by 64.6% from 36,000 hectares to 59,700 hectares," said Airlangga Minister at Jakarta, Thursday (6/28/2018).

According to the region, said Minister Airlangga, industrial estates outside Java have increased from 28.01% to 42.42% by 2017.

"Although in terms of number of increase is still happening in Java, but because outside Java the availability of land is still relatively wide, so the increase in percentage of area outside Java is higher than in Java," he said.

Airlangga convey, until the end of 2017 there are 21 recommendations of industrial estates that have been issued by the Ministry of Industry with a total land area of ​​13,155 hectares.

Industrial area, he argues, plays a very strategic role in encouraging industrial growth in a region because it provides several advantages that can spur higher regional economic growth.

"Industrial zones can also improve efficiency and ease of infrastructure provision, and provide extensive employment and attract investment. With increasing employment, the income of the community will also increase and also impact on increasing regional economic revenues," he continued.

In addition, Airlangga continued, also can improve the productivity of companies located in industrial areas so as to create higher added value.

"To support the implementation of Making Industrial 4.0, the Industrial Zone should be able to play a role in accelerating its implementation by applying facilities and infrastructure that can improve supply chain effectivity including Global Supply Chain, such as Smart Logistic System, Smart Permit System, Smart Environmental Control in an effort to increase productivity , " Airlangga concluded.

Airlangga also expressed gratitude for the presence and contribution of the region's managers in the implementation effort of Indonesia 4.0 in an effort to increase the investment of industrial sector. He hopes the role and support of regional managers in an effort to continue to increase industrial sector investors so as to encourage the growth of industrial sector and national economy.

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