VP Jusuf Kalla Hopes Indonesia's Industries Will Grow

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    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla hopes that the country will be able to grow many more sub-industries. He said the country was currently in its early phase of shifting from an agrarian country to one focusing on industries.

    “For sure there are many more that need to undergo transformation, there are many natural resources that we still import as a whole,” the vice president told the Indonesian national transformation seminar held at the Hotel Borobudur in Central Jakarta, August 9.

    According to him, there are a plethora of materials that are still being exported overseas in its raw forms, such as coal and rubber. He maintained that transformation was called for in this area as it would open more job opportunities in Indonesia.

    “There are several aspects in the industry that have transformed [such as the automotive industry]. But we must transform more areas, there are too many raw materials that we export as a whole,” Jusuf Kalla said.

    EGI ADYATAMA