President Jokowi Affirms Indonesia’s Commitment to Develop Chemical, Energy Industries

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 28 Juli 2023
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President Jokowi meets leaders of Chinese companies at Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu, PRC, Friday (07/28). (Photo by: BPMI Presidential Secretariat/Laily Rachev)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Friday (07/28) affirmed Indonesia’s commitment to developing chemical and energy industries.

“Indonesia is committed to developing chemical and energy industries in Indonesia, especially in North Kalimantan,” President Jokowi said during a meeting with leaders of Chinese companies at Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu, People’s Republic of China (PRC).

President Jokowi further said that the Indonesian Government has issued regulations on national industrial policies to achieve a green economy. “(The regulation) contains development targets as well as the utilization, supply, and distribution of oil and gas and coal-based chemicals,” he added.

In addition, the President appreciated the investment made by Chinese companies in developing industrial estates in Indonesia, including in the construction of a petrochemical refinery in Kalimantan.

The Head of State also expressed hope that the attendees would play a role in chemical industry development in Indonesia.

“Indonesia is eyeing to become the largest petrochemical producer in Asia,” he remarked. (BPMI Presidential Secretariat/AIT) (GWH/MUR)

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