Road map for the development of information and communication technology (ICT)-based industry has targeted the independence of hardware and content production. Since 2011 until the end of 2015, manufacturing industry and ICT hardware component industry were accelerated, which industries support the development of ICT infrastructure, including the development of the animation industry, content and applications industry for the domestic market and the development of products that support wireless communication.
“Until now there are seven business that have established industries in the country and three business are also preparing the establishment of their industries,” said Industry Minister, Saleh Husin, in Indonesia Green Infrastructure Summit in Jakarta, Tuesday (June 9).
The development is expected to support the growth of the national ICT industry. Ministry of Industry has set Quick Wins program that launched the establishment of ICT-based industry centers in Java Bali, Sumatra, and Sulawesi.
“The development of these industry centers are recommended to use green technology or low carbon technology,” he said. the concept of green industry is that it prioritizes efficiency in the production process with the following characteristics: use of materials, energy, and water with low intensity; use alternative energy; waste minimization and fulfillment of environmental quality standard; use of low-carbon technologies and component human resources. The implementation of green industry through the use of low carbon technologies will impact energy, water and raw materials saving. It will also increase productivity and generate less waste,” he said.
The acceleration of this strategic industry is because Indonesia argues that its imports are still much higher than exports. Therefore, the Ministry of Industry encouraged ICT, software and multimedia content industry. “One of the efforts is by requiring importers to establish industries in the country within a maximum period of three years,” he said. In the next phase, 2016 – 2020, the target is that the manufacturing industry and domestic ICT component industry should be able to meet the domestic market and the development of the role of the content and applications industry domestically and regionally.
And, from 2021 until 2025, animation, content and applications industries are encouraged in order to have high competitiveness in the global market and manufacturing industry and national ICT component industry have been able to compete in the export market.
In the automotive industry in 2015, the national industry is focused on the development of multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), trucks with a capacity of up to 24 tons, sport utility vehicle and small sedans which are environmentally friendly and fuel efficient. All of these are supported by domestic machinery and component industry. Minster of Industry, Slaeh Husin, emphasizes green investment in the fields of transportation and ICT, which is needed to support the establishment of green infrastructure in Indonesia. It requires the support and cooperation of various parties.
Vice President Jusuf Kalla, who opened the event, stated that the need for investment is quite high, it is necessary to develop green infrastructure. “So, there is a need for investment cooperation and partnership with financial institutions,” he said while urging to prioritize infrastructure investment, “he described.
Meanwhile, managing Director of the World Bank Group, Sri Mulyani Indahwati, confirmed that growth should be inclusive and environmentally friendly in a sustainable manner. Referring to the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM),in 2010-2014, total Foreign Investment (PMA) which is included in the “green” business group reached USD 26.81 billion and domestic investment (PMDN) IDR 139 trillion. (E)
Business New - June 12, 2015