TEMPO.CO, Tangerang - Vice President Jusuf "JK" Kalla said that a developed automotive industry in a country would have positive impacts on the country’s economy. However, JK said that a growth in the automotive industry would also create more burden for the government.
JK said the automotive industry would boost the tax revenue of a region, such as Banten.
“Banten and Jakarta have enjoyed tax revenue that mostly comes from vehicle tax,” JK said when opening the 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) in Tangerang on Thursday, August 20, 2015.
On the other hand, JK said that the growth would also increase demands on road infrastructure and fuel subsidy, which would be the consequences of economic growth.
On Thursday, August 20, 2015, Kalla opened the 2015 GIIAS with Industry Minister Saleh Husin, Trade Minister Tom Lembong and Gaikindo executives. Former Trade Minister Rachmat Gobel also attended the opening ceremony.