“I await your presence in Indonesia, and I encourage you to invest in Indonesia’s special economic zones,” he noted as per the official statement received in Jakarta on Friday.
Convenient facilities are offered to corporations investing in Indonesia’s SEZs, the minister remarked. Those facilities are fiscal incentives, such as tax allowance and tax holiday, and one-stop service platform to facilitate business, immigration, labour, and land utilisation permit applications, he remarked.
Indonesia has designated 19 SEZs distributed nationwide and specialising in one specific industry, such as manufacturing, tourism, and creative economy, Hartarto noted.
“The government has also designated SEZs as national strategic projects, so the economic zones will be prioritised for further development,” the minister stated.
SEZs assigned for manufacturing industries have been established at Sei Mangkei, Arun Lhokseumawe, Galang Batang, Tanjung Api-Api in Sumatra; Gresik and Kendal in Java; Trans-Kalimantan Maloy Batuta in Kalimantan; Bitung and Palu in Sulawesi; and Sorong in Papua, according to Hartarto.
Meanwhile, SEZs designated for the tourism industry have been established in Tanjung Kelayang in Bangka Belitung; Tanjung Lesung and Lido in Java; Morotai in North Maluku; Likupang in Sulawesi; and Mandalika in West Nusa Tenggara, he stated.
“International events, such as the World Superbike (WSBK) and MotoGP competitions, would be hosted at the Mandalika SEZ,” he stated.
The Job Creation Law also allows the establishment of SEZs for the tertiary industry, such as SEZs in Nongsa in Batam and Singhasari in East Java that have been designated as digital industry and data centres, while Batam Aero Technic is operating on aeroplane maintenance, repair, and overhaul industry, he noted.
“Through the establishment of SEZs, the government is committed to establishing a proper investment climate by ensuring certainty, clarity, and simplicity factors for investors and industry actors in Indonesia,” Hartarto stated.