Gov’t to Develop Integrated Industrial Estates in North Java Corridor
Date 22 September 2020
The Government will develop integrated industrial estates in the north corridor of Java, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto has said.
“The center of industrial growth in Java is located in Banten Province, namely in Cilegon, Tangerang, and Serang,” the Coordinating Minister said during a press conference after the Limited Cabinet Meeting on Acceleration of Patimban National Project, Tuesday (22/9).
Airlangga said that the industrial development in the western part of West Java Province is located in Bogor, Bekasi, Bekasi Regency, Karawang Regency, Purwakarta Regency, and Subang Regency, while the industrial development area in the eastern part of West Java Province is the new area of Rebana, Patimban Port, Cirebon, Indramayu, and Majalengka.
“We also develop Batang, Kendal, Semarang, and Demak regions in Central Java Province, as well as Tuban, Lamongan, Gresik, Surabaya, Sidoarjo, Mojokerto, and Bangkalan regions in East Java Province,” Airlangga said.
Airlangga went on to say that the Government develops specific industries in Subang area (metal industry, food, dry port, transportation and food processing) Kertajati in Majalengka (aviation, cargo, logistics, textiles, food, and synthetic plastics), Indramayu area (upstream chemicals, fish processing, basic chemicals, upstream agribusiness, upstream petrochemicals, and synthetic resins) and Cirebon (fish processing, furniture, shipping, animal feed, and non-metal minerals).
Airlangga also said that the investment value for Patimban Port is Rp43.22 trillion, with 369 hectares of land needed. The progress of the Port, according to the Coordinating Minister, is 81.98% for pier and reclamation, 55.62% for breakwater and sea wall, 11.95% for bridge access, 98.27% for road access and 79% for back-up area.
He further said that the President seeks to carry out soft launching because the first stage of the construction will be completed in November, the second stage is targeted to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2021, and the overall access is expected to operate in 2023.
The Coordinating Minister also expressed hope that the exports of automotive can be carried out through the Patimban Port. He added that the first toll road to be completed is the line connecting Patimban Port to the Pantura access road.
“The next line will connect the Patimban Port to the Cipali Toll Road. The construction is estimated to take two years,” he concluded. (FID/EN)
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Reviewed by: Yuyu Mulyani