Minister Airlangga: Need Serious Efforts to Make Indonesia a Production Base for the World Automotive Industry

By : Ridwan And Aldi Firhand. A | Thursday, August 31 2017 - 20:57 IWST

Minister of Airlangga: Serious Efforts Needed To Make Indonesia A Production Base Of The World Automotive Industry (Photo Ridwan)
Minister of Airlangga: Serious Efforts Needed To Make Indonesia A Production Base Of The World Automotive Industry (Photo Ridwan)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Minister of Industry, Airlangga Hartarto said, in an effort to achieve the vision of Indonesia into a production base of the automotive industry and world-class components, serious efforts are needed from all stakeholders.

"One of its efforts is to strengthen the structure of the automotive industry through enhancement of industrial capability of components and technology infrastructure," said Airlangga at the Office of the Ministry of Industry, Jakarta, Thursday (8/31/2017).

In addition, continued Airlangga, enhancing the competitiveness of the automotive industry through enhancement of human resource capabilities and industrial management. "No less important, increasing the mastery of technology and R & D of the automotive industry is needed," he explained.

According to Minister of Industry, the growing domestic market, should be a driving force for the automotive industry players to continue to develop the component industry in order to deepen the national industrial structure.

"The potential of the domestic market as a base of industrial strength should be able to attract investors to continue to develop the products that society needs at competitive prices," said Minister of Industry.

Furthermore, Airlangga asserted, the challenges of the automotive industry in the future will be more severe, as the impact of the increasingly tight globalization competition and no longer recognize the boundaries of the region.

"In facing and anticipating the tightness of global competition, the improvement of competitiveness, technological mastery and improvement of human resources, is absolutely done and get serious attention from the government and other stakeholders," Airlangga said.

In addition to these challenges, in the ASEAN region today has entered a new round of MEA, where the movement of goods and services and labor is increasingly free so that it will impact on the increasingly tight competition.

"It should be addressed and anticipated jointly by the government and stakeholders so that the domestic industry is not eroded by the entry of imported goods freely," he concluded.

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