Accelerate Implementation of Industry 4.0, Ministry of Industry Propose to Add Budget Rp 2.57 Trillion

By : Ridwan And Aldi Firhand. A | Thursday, June 07 2018 - 22:30 IWST

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Menperin Airlangga: Digital Indonesia Economy is Growing Rapidly - Jakarta, the Ministry of Industry (Kemenperin) proposed an additional budget in 2019 to the House of Representatives amounting to Rp2.57 trillion.

The budget is to implement the national agenda according to Making Indonesia 4.0 roadmap as a strategy to enter the fourth industrial revolution.

"The program will be implemented, among others, the development of five priority industry sectors established by Making Indonesia 4.0, enhancing the competence of industrial human resources through vocational education, as well as Santripreneur activities and the growth of new industrial entrepreneurs," said Minister of Industry of Airlangga Hartarto in Jakarta on Thursday (7 / 6/2018).

From the result of the working meeting with the House of Representatives Commission VI on Tuesday (5/6), in conclusion, the House of Representatives Commission VI can understand the proposed additional budget, so the total budget next year to Rp5, 3 trillion because previously indicative budget ceiling of 2019 of Rp2 , 73 trillion.

In addition, the House of Representatives Commission VI also asked the Ministry of Industry to optimize budget absorption in 2018 amounting to Rp2, 84 trillion.

Minister explained, Making Indonesia 4.0 becomes a clear direction in order to realize the national aspiration, which is to make Indonesia into the top 10 strongest economies in the world in 2030.

"So it takes active participation and synergy from all stakeholders so that we can become a strong nation, a great nation, and nation leaders," he said.

Five manufacturing sectors that will prioritize development in the early stages in order to become a pilot in the implementation of the fourth generation of industrial revolution in the country, the food and beverage industry, textiles and clothing, automotive, electronics, and chemicals.

In order to boost the performance of these manufacturing sectors, it takes quality workforce according to the needs of the industrial world today. Moreover, Indonesia's potential will be supported with demographic bonus over the next 15 years, in which productive age dominates from the population.

"Surely this condition can spur the national economic performance is growing maximum," he added.

One of the national priority steps being undertaken by the Ministry of Industry is to develop skilled industrial human resources. "We have launched a vocational education program that links and matches between industry and Vocational School in some parts of Indonesia," said Minister of Industry.

Until the sixth stage of the vocational education launch program, the Ministry of Industry is able to involve as many as 618 companies by cooperating up to 1735 Vocational School.

"Our efforts are done as the implementation of Presidential Instruction No. 9 of 2016 on the revitalization of Vocational School," he explained.

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