Head of the Coordinating Board of investment (BKPM) Franky Sibarani stated that development of Industrial states was expected to give sound impact on economic development of the local communities. Such could be realized by developing the concept of integrated industrial zones which was not only connected with harbors, powerhouses, railway logistics, water treatment centers etc but also with the networking center of small industry suppliers. Such was disclosed by Franky when making technical visit to the Integrated Industrial Center of Wilmar Serang, Banten, on Friday (7/8).
An industrial zone concept as such could be model for developing other industrial zones. Other points noteworthy was connectivity with distribution networking centers to keep marketing mechanism run well.
Franky expressed his appreciation for Wilmar Industrial Center which now had arrived at construction stage of the harbor and preparation for connecting Wilmar Industrial Center with the surrounding small industry around Serang, Banten. The Wilmar Industrial Center had its strategic role in enhancing efficiency of production and logistics whereby to strengthen national manufacturing products competitiveness at the export market.
This integrated industrial center could be a commercial hub because its location was close to Serang, Merak and Jakarta.
Franky remarked further that the Government was promoting investment development of industrial estates and industrial exclusive zone (KEK). Today the Government was finalizing regulations for incentives giving for KEK, Freeport Zone and Free Trade Zone (KPBPB), industrial Estates, Bonded Warehouse, and Export Destination Industry (KITE). The incentives complemented other fiscals prepared by the Government like tax holiday and tax allowance.
The Government had planned development of new industrial centers. BKPM was also prioritizing investment development in industrial estates and exclusive zones in all marketing promotions at home and abroad. In RPJM Masterplan 2015 – 2019 the Government planned to build 14 industrial estates in 5 years. Meanwhile for KEK exclusive zones the Government planned to build 17 new KEK, 10 of which was KEK for tourism. (SS)
Business New - August 12, 2015