Ministry of Industry: Up to Now Automotive Industry Contribution Up to 2.5 Percent More Against National GDP

By : Ridwan And Aldi Firhand | Sunday, August 20 2017 - 21:30 IWST

Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto (second right) was accompanied by Director General of Metal, Machinery, Transportation and Electronic Equipment (ILMATE) I Gusti Putu Suryawirawan (left) at the opening of Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto
Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto (second right) was accompanied by Director General of Metal, Machinery, Transportation and Electronic Equipment (ILMATE) I Gusti Putu Suryawirawan (left) at the opening of Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta, Automotive industry give great contribution to the nation of Indonesia. As is known, the automotive industry and all its supporters ranging from production, Research and Development (R & D), sales, after sales to maintenance workshop to provide outstanding employment contribution in Indonesia.

This was conveyed by the Director General of Metal, Machinery, Transportation and Electronic Equipment Industry (ILMATE) of the Ministry of Industry (Kemenperin), I Gusti Putu Suryawirawan at the closing ceremony of GIIAS 2017 in BSD, Tangerang (19/8/2017).

Just information, until now the automotive industry has more than 2.5 percent of national GDP. Where the processing industry contributes 18 percent to the national GDP.

"This figure is huge and the automotive industry is also a priority industry that is being developed in Indonesia," said Putu.

He added that currently automotive products that have been developed and produced in Indonesia to be antipasi against the demands in the future mass. "Ministry of Industry particularly appealed to all automotive industry activists let us together anticipate to produce and also develop products that are environmentally friendly," he explained.

Related to environmentally friendly products, Putu said, we from Kemenperin have the concept of Fuel Consuption, which means LCGC which has been the forerunner of stakeholders must be maintained with of course one liter can reach 20 kilometers. "If it can be improved again, then of course, new developments are needed," Putu said.

Furthermore, continued Putu, vehicles that can reach Fuel Konsuption, one liter can be more than 28 kilometers. "This is what is expected in the future," he added.

Meanwhile, Putu also appreciated a number of exhibitors who have exhibited eco-friendly products, hopefully in the implementation of GIIAS will be more and more participants who bring products from that category.

"Hopefully at the upcoming GIIAS event, we can see more vehicles that are environmentally friendly," added Putu.

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