TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Samsung Electronics Indonesia has decided to invest US$23 million (Rp 307 billion) to construct a new factory in the EJIP Industrial Area in Cikarang, West Java. The construction process of the factory has been started on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.
In response to the investment, Industrial Minister Saleh Husein expected Samsung to make Indonesia as its production base to fulfill demands from the domestic and export market. One of the efforts made by the government to achieve such goal, as Saleh explained, is to improve Indonesia’s business and investment climate to support the expansion of smartphone business in Indonesia.
"In addition, we are also providing various facilities and incentives in the form of tax cut and import duty exemption, which will be covered by the government," said Saleh.
The new factory is said to have a production capacity of one to 1.5 million units per month, and is expected to provide hundreds of job opportunities.