Head of the Coordinating Board of Investment Franky Sibarani highly appreciated investors who were now doing constructions and mobilized workforce from the communities around the project. It showed that investment projects underway were beneficial to the public and positive signal of Indonesia’s better future.
BKPM had their commitment to make investment project beneficial to the people. The Tangible benefit was employment of people from the communities around the project. And there would be multiplier effect of rolling economic machine in that location.
One of the projects which employed the local community was PT Holcim Indonesia TBK whose factory was recently installed in Tuban, East Java. BKPM data had it that the workers absorbed by the project numbered 4,000 people, 2,000 of which were people from the villages around factory. Another 2,000 workers were local workers from outside Tuban without employing foreign workers totaled 313 people. 100 of which were from Tuban and 70% were contract workers from the villages around Tuban.
In the realization of this cement investment project, the Government had been climate, whereby to promotions economy of the provinces, including employment during construction or operation.
BKPM data showed that investment realization in Q II/2015 was Rp.135.1 trillion, or up by 16.3% again Q II/2014 worth Rp.116.2 trillion. Investment realization in January-June 2015 was posted at Rp.259.7 trillion, or up by 16.6 of the same period in 2014 at Rp.22.8 trillion. Workers absorption in Q II/2015 was 370,945 people, an increase of 5.4% in Q II at 350,803 people. (SS)
Business New - September 2, 2015