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Jakarta Post

VP envisages RI’s green, fuel-efficient auto industry

  • Linda Yulisman and Hans David Tampubolon

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 22 2012   /  01:24 pm

Vice President Boediono officially opened Indonesia’s biggest-ever automotive show at the Jakarta International Expo in Kemayoran, emphasizing the government’s commitment to develop alternative cars with eco-friendly technology.

Boediono reiterated his vision of a local automotive industry that could produce cars at low cost, and at the same time, also efficient in terms of energy consumption.

He said the development of vehicles powered by natural gas would be a top priority as the energy source was abundant in the country.

“I encourage business players in the automotive industry, with the support of the government, to make new products that expand the use of gas,” Boediono said in his remarks.

In his address, Boediono also highlighted the government’s support for the development of hybrid vehicles, vowing to issue the necessary policies to make a...