Industry Minister Saleh Husin is optimistic that infrastructure in the form of Palu-Parigi bypass outer ring road will spur industrial development in Moutong Parigi regency, Central Sulawesi. The facility is believed to accelerate the exit and entry of capital goods to Parigi and to accelerate marketing of Parigi refined products. One of the growing economic sectors in Parigi Moutong to be developed as centers as centers of SMEs along this road,” said Industry Minister Saleh Husin during his vitsit to Parigi, on Monday (April 5).
The road will shorten the distance from the previously 100 km through the mountains to only 33 km. Similarly, with the existence of Palu Special Economic Zone, it is expected that industrial activities in Perigi, especially SME Centre, can play a role as supplier of materials for downstream industries in Palu Speial Economic Zone.
According to Saleh Husin, small and medium industries can grow by taking advantage of infrastructure development and development of Special Economic Zone in Palu. “Perigi on harness the abundant potential in the form of seaweed, fish and cocoa. These three commodities are not only produced as raw materials, but are likely to be used as processed products, “he said.
Industry spread is in line with the shifting of non-oil & gas manufacturing industry sector outside Java, namely from 24.6% in 2008 to 27.22% in 2013. In terms of growth, non-oil & gas industry in 2013 outside Java is 6.56%, higher than its growth in Java, which is at 5.99%. the regental government of Perigi believed that it could meet the needs of raw materials for the processing industry ranging from cocoa, corn and cassava which can be processed into flour. “Fisheries products are also abundant, both marine fish and cultured seaweed,” said Regent of Parigi, Moutong Samsurizal Tombolotutu, as well as forest products and food crops, such as rice.
Industrial Zone Development in Eastern Indonesia
Earlier, during his visit to Bitung, North Sulawesi, Minister of Industry Saleh Husin said that the government hopes that the establishment of seven new industrial estates and 11 SME centers in eastern Indonesia will have a positive impact on increase of investment worth IDR 155 trillion and absorption of 600,000 workers.
During his visit to Bitung Industrial Estate accompanied by the Director General for Industrial Estate Development at the Ministry of Industry, Imam Haryono, Saleh explained that the Ministry of Industry will facilitate the development of seven industrial estates in eastern Indonesia, namely in Bitung (North Sulawesi), Palu (Central Sulawesi), Morowali (Central Sulawesi), Konawe (Southeast Sulawesi), Bantaeng (South Sulawesi), East Halamahera (North Maluku), and Teluk Bintuni (West Papua).
Bitung Industrial Estate located in Tanjung Merah sub-district, Bitung, North Sulawesi, will be built on area of 534 hectares in the hope of generating investment worth IDR 2 trillion and absorbing 90.000 workers. The industrial Estate has a coconut, fisheries, and logistics industry basis.
“in North Sulawesi province, the Ministry of Industry has facilitated the development of Bitung industrial Estate since 2008, where development planning documents have been prepared, among others Industrial Zone Masterplan, Environmental Impact Analysis, Strategic Plan and Detailed Engineering Design. Currently, Bitung Special Economic Zone. In 2015, Bitung Special Economic Zone will be built with funds from the revised state budget (APBN-P) in the form of construction of axis road, gates, and Special Economic Zone administrative office, as well as land preparation, “he said.
Hopefully, both Bitung Special Economic Zone and Bitung Industrial Zone, can be realized with the support of the government of North Sulawesi province and Bitung City Government consistently and continuously, so Bitung will soon become a new industrial city as a driving force of economic Growth Center in North Sulawesi.
“Industrial development, particularly in eastern Indonesia, was not fully carried out by the Central Government. To implement even distribution and industry speared, the support and the role of the provincial government and the regental/city government in industrial development in the region is very important. This is in accordance with the mandate of Article 10 and 11 of Law No. 3 Year 2014 on Industry where each governor and regent/mayor shall prepare a Provincial Industrial Development Plan and Regental/City Industrial Development Plan that refers to the National Industrial Development Master Plan and National Industrial Policy.
Currently, development of industrial areas leads to Modern Industrial Area or the so-called Third-Generation Industrial Area. The Industrial Zone serves as a means for increasing productivity and creativity of Third-Generation Industrial Zone began in No. 24 year 2009 on issuance of Government Regulation No. 24 Year 2009 on Industrial Zone, which is reinforced by Law No. 3 Year 2014 on Industry.
“One of the challenges in Indstrial development in eastern Indonesia is improvement of quantity and quality of human resources,” he said. through the concept of development of Third-Generation Modern Industrial Area, managers of industrial estates are excepted to able to build research and development institutions and educational institutions which are able to generate human resources ready to work in the industry sector. On the same day, the Minister of Industry also visited the Fish Channing industry Zone of PT Perikanan Nusantara, which became a pioneer in the development of fisheries industrial estate in Bitung. (E)
Business New - May 8, 2015