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Japan carmakers eye green car project

  • Mustaqim Adamrah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 26 2010   /  08:47 am

Japan’s four major automobile producers have expressed keen interest to join the government’s program to produce eco-friendly and low-cost cars, Industry Minister M.S. Hidayat said in Jakarta on Thursday.The minister said representatives of Daihatsu, Toyota, Suzuki and Nissan had all expressed interest.
Speaking to reporters following a meeting with executives of Nissan in his office, Hidayat said
executives of Daihatsu, Toyota and Suzuki had met him earlier to discuss the program, expected to begin by 2011. “They [Daihatsu, Toyota and Suzuki] are very serious. They have all submitted business plans,”
said Hidayat, adding Daihatsu had shown the government its prototype.Hidayat said the low-cost green car program is open to all car producers but interested parties
would be selected based on government criteria especially on the proposed local content for car
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