Integrated Eastern Region Development Needs US$50m  

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  • Pelabuhan Soekarno-Hatta Makassar, Sulsel.  ANTARA/Yusran Uccang

    Pelabuhan Soekarno-Hatta Makassar, Sulsel. ANTARA/Yusran Uccang

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The development of integrated industrial region in the country's eastern parts needs large investment. Reza V. Maspaitella, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (Kadin) head of investment, banking, finance and business development in eastern Indonesia, estimated the projects need more than US$50 million. 

    In order to support the projects, Reza asked the government to provide adequate energy facilities and special business permits for eastern regions. 

    Reza said Kadin wouldl build integrated industrial regions in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), South Sulawesi and Maluku. A livestock industrial region will be built in NTB, while South Sulawesi will be be home to chocolate and soybean industries and Maluku to b transformed into a national fish hub boasting shipbuilding industries, cold storage and fish auction sites. 

    The Industry Ministry is currently developing several priority industrial regions in eastern Indonesia, among them are Bitung, South Sulawesi; Palu, Central Sulawesi; Morowali, Central Sulawesi; Konawe, Central Sulawesi; Bantaeng, South Sulawesi; Buli, North Maluku and Bintuni Bay, West Papua. 

    Kadin deputy chairman for eastern Indonesia, Annar Salahuddin Sampetoding, will promote business cooperation realization through Public to Private Partnership and Private to Public Partnership to accelerate economic development of Indonesia’s eastern regions. The development includes fisheries, agriculture, plantation, infrastructure and manufacturing industries.