TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said the government would team up with the world's IT giants to boost the country’s information technology industry.
“One of the IT companies that will invest an innovation in Indonesia is Apple Computer,” he said on Monday, April 16.
Airlangga explained Apple would build its third IT industrial hub in Bumi Serpong Damai [BSD], Tangerang, Banten.
“This is Apple’s third largest industrial hub after Brazil and Italy," Airlangga said.
Airlangga hoped the country’s planned ties with Apple would help Indonesia become one of the world’s economic hubs. “The government is going that way,” he said.
He explained the planned improvement of information technology in the Indonesian economic was in connection with the 4.0 industrial revolution that the government was prepping, which it said would be able to better the people’s welfare.
Airlangga said in the initial phase the 4.0 industrial revolution would focus on five manufacturing sectors, viz. the food and beverage industry, textile and clothing industry, automotive industry, chemical industry and electronics industry.