SUBANG-Investment, is an absolute requirement for the progress of a region. Also Industrialization must be a driving force for people's welfare. The Governor of West Java, Ridwan Kamil, said this was on the Groundbreaking agenda for the construction of a glass factory, PT. Bintang Jinjing Glass (BJG), on Raya Cipeundeuy Street- Pabuaran KM 3.5 Cipeundeuy Subang Regency, Saturday (02/23/19).
"This investment is a condition if the region wants to move forward. The industry jumps by hiring Subang residents to be the main. Priority must be the residents of Subang. Because after all economic progress must be tense with the progress of citizens," said Emil, calling the Governor.
Emil gave an example, there are regions in West Java that have high unemployment rates, whereas many industrial sectors are located there. The area is one of the goals of local residents looking for work. It's just that migrants come and work, but local workers are not actually employed. So that the Governor does not want, there is an advanced industry but the people are left behind.
So the Governor of Emil advised the District Head of Subang to prepare his people to face industrialization. Among other things by increasing vocational vocational schools, which are relevant to the current needs of the industry.
He was also preparing a policy of "school / teaching factory," as a production / service based learning model that refers to the standards and procedures that apply in the industry and carried out in an atmosphere like what happened in the industry.
"So Mr. (Regent) must have a room so students become skillful. Or as soon as you make a course, one day the factory is present which has a certificate can be prioritized to enter," added the Governor.
"So if it turns out that the local residents have not made the skills possible, they can be trained from now on, while the factory has not yet been set up. I don't want it to be like in other areas in Subang," Emil said.
In addition, Emil also entrusted, so that industry players also pay attention to the environment in order to stay sustainable.
"We are always open to investment, but the natural environment must be sustainable," he said.
the efforts to control imports and safeguard the domestic market, and optimize the utilization of the domestic market and export market and the Domestic Production Improvement Program (P3DN).
Also in July 2018, the government launched Online Single Submission (OSS) to simplify the licensing process and create an integrated licensing service model in Indonesia.
The Minister of Industry, said his representative, is optimistic that the facilities provided by the government are able to increase the growth of the national industry, so that it can become the main driving force for national economic growth.
The domestic flat glass and safety products have good quality, so they can compete in the global market.
"Domestic products have very good quality, this is what distinguishes Indonesian products from other countries," he said.
He said, the national glass production which includes flat glass, safety glass and mirror glass / decorative, amounted to 70 percent to meet domestic needs, while 30 percent was exported to various Middle Eastern countries including, Africa, Oceania, Europe, the United States and Asia with total export value in 2018 of USD 113 million.
"For the utilization of domestic glass production, the property sector absorbs 65 percent, automotive 15 percent, furniture 12 percent and others 8 percent," he explained.
"Hopefully the minister yesterday, we can increase about 40 percent of exports," he hoped.
Regent of Subang Ruhimat, hopes that industrial activities in his region can bring benefits to the welfare of the people of West Java and Subang in particular.
"Hopefully the domino effect of the entry of this company into Subang, will be beneficial, and attract other investors into Subang," said Ruhimat.
In line with the Governor, Ruhimat acknowledged that Subang began to be attracted by investors because of its strategic accessibility. There is the Cipali Toll Road, in the future there will be the big port of Patimban, and the West Java International Airport (BIJB) at Kertajati Majalengka.
"So that a strategic policy is needed so that all elements can contribute to development," he said.
Bintang Jinjing Glass, appealed to Ruhimat, so that it would also have a positive effect on society around the factory. In order to become a work institution, it refers to the reduction in unemployment. Also, in order to continue to preserve the environment, so as not to damage nature.
Commissioner of PT Bintang Jinjing Glass (BJG), Lukman Astanto, revealed that since the construction of the Cipali Toll Road as one of the links to the Trans Java Toll Road, Indonesia entered a new era of good infrastructure and would become a development enthusiast.
"So that the trend in the demand for glass materials will increase. BJG will be ready to meet raw materials for domestic and export development, in the form of row material or finished materials," he said.
Subang itself is an option, because it has good access. After the party conducted a survey, the Subang community was considered friendly and open to investment.
"Tol Cipali access, Kertajati Airport, and Patimban, which are extraordinary for Subang. Hopefully also attract multiplayer effects to the presence of other investors, expand other business fields, so as to increase foreign exchange, promote the economy of the community, and absorb employment," Lukman hoped.
He also hopes that the Government, and related parties, will make the Cipendeuy Toll Gate, which is connected to Cipali. Because Tol access according to him is absolutely necessary, as a support for the growth of industry in a region.
West Java itself, continued Emil, is the most favored province of investors. Of the 100 percent of industries in Indonesia, almost 60 percent are located in West Java.
"Investors know West Java, they are friendly, skillful, have the best infrastructure index in this province, also near Jakarta where decision makers can coordinate quickly," he explained.
The governor revealed that the advanced and futuristic West Java would be in the Cirebon, Patimban and Kertajati Majalengka Triangles called the Rebana Triangle.
"There is a large airport, there is the port of the Patimban ship, which is approximately the size of Tanjung Priok, also Cirebon, then the labor-intensive industries will gather in the area," Emil said.
Regarding the construction of the BJG factory, he wanted, starting from the "ground breaking" to the inauguration. No disturbances.
"If you want the money to work, don't ask for it, don't have japrem-japrem (rations for thugs). Be a noble man because of his endeavor," he said.
For information, PT BJG is a joint venture company that was established with a composition of 51% local and foreign shares of 49%. The local composition is held by Saputra Group, which has been involved in the country's glass industry for 30 years. Foreign composition is held by the Jinjing group which has the technology to produce high-quality glass. The Jinjing Group will provide technology transfer, machinery and HR training to the Saputra group.
Later, PT BJG will produce flat glass and its derivative products. The glass produced can be used for architecture, automotive, rail and electronics, with a target market of 50% local and 50% exports.
With an investment of Rp1 Trillion Rupiah, the BJG factory building for the initial phase will be built on an area of ??15 hectares. BJG is estimated to absorb around one thousand workers. This company is also targeted to operate in early 2020.
The Minister of Industry, Airlangga Hartarto, through a speech read by his representative, Ade Rohmanto, hoped that there would be more investments like this BJG. Because according to the data he delivered, the Export Development of the Industrial Group of Non-Metallic Galleries, which included glass, showed a positive performance.
"The manufacturing industry remains a driver of the Indonesian economy," he said.
The industrial sector is demanded to be the main driver, he said. Because it greatly affects the value added of foreign exchange earnings and employment. Free trade makes market access more open, and increases competitiveness.
The target of economic growth, he continued, is by encouraging the investment climate. The government continues to make efforts, among others by providing fiscal incentives such as the Tax Allowance and Tax Holiday schemes.