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Jakarta Post

Techno park to be revamped to facilitate mass production

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, March 8 2012   /  08:13 am

Despite the failure of the Esemka car in a recent emissions test, the Solo Techno Park (STP) has for the last two months enjoyed popularity given its role in helping to unveil the home-assembled car to the public.

The park refers to the place where the car received its “finishing touches” in the assembling work carried out by vocational senior high school students before it was sent to the Propulsion and Motor Thermodynamics Center in Serpong, Banten, for the emissions test.

Built on a 7.1-hectare plot of land in Jebres, Surakarta in 2004, the place was initially named the Solo Competency Technology Centre (SCTC), before becoming the STP in 2008.

“The name was changed to accommodate expansion,” STP’s cooperation division director, Darsono, said.

Since then, the park has dealt with both business and technology. Training, practice, development and pro...