JAKARTA-West Java Province, is still a favorite location for investors to invest. According to the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) data, the value of foreign investment (PMA) in West Java reached US $ 5.57 billion, with 4,713 projects.
West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said there were three reasons that made foreign investors like West Java. First, because the infrastructure is very good, and the consumers are attractive.
"Secondly, it is close to Jakarta so there are also geographical advantages, and third is regulatory reform," Emil, familiarly called the Governor of West Java, when met on the sidelines of the Mandiri Investment Forum (MIF) Event 2019 at the Fairmont Hotel Ballroom, Jakarta (Wednesday 30/01/19).
To encourage investment in West Java, Governor Emil also revealed that his party always encourages special economic zones (SEZs), also known as Special Economic Zones (SEZs) at a number of points in West Java. Such as Sukabumi, Pangandaran, Subang, and Majalengka.
"SEZs are now facilitated with the record of having 200 hectares of land, which can be focused on selected industries," he explained.
The existence of KEK, according to Emil, can ease the burden of investors by reducing the tax burden. The Central Government will also support the establishment of SEZs by building supporting infrastructure.
Another thing that is really being pushed by Emil is connectivity. So, he continued, the existence of Patimban Port, and the development of a number of airports in West Java, would support the connectivity of goods and people.
"So it's a combination of infrastructure, through the SEZ that I will offer," Emil said.