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Jakarta Post

West, Central Java lead efforts to lure investors

  • Adrian Wail Akhlas, Arya Dipa and Suherdjoko

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta/Bandung/Semarang   /   Wed, December 4, 2019   /  02:16 pm
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Central Java Governor GanjarPranowo (center) witnesses the signing of a business cooperation agreement during the 15th Central Java Investment Business Forum (CJIBF) 2019 at Hotel Bidakara in Jakarta on Nov. 5.(./.)

The West Java and Central Java administrations are leading efforts to lure investors with their respective governors touring business forums and investment summits recently as President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration embarks on regulatory reforms to boost investment. For West Java, which has historically connected itself with global trade and economy, Governor Ridwan Kamil differentiates his effort by preparing what he calls an “investment menu” for investors. The menu consists of the region’s strategic projects up for grabs, including transportation, drinking water management, waste management and regional development. “We are practicing door-to-door marketing for West Java, not store-keeping [...] Store-keeping means waiting for people to come and buy,” Ridwan said on the sidelines of the West Java Investment Summit in Bandun...