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Jokowi proposes exclusive German industrial area in C. Java

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President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo (right) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a virtual meeting on Tuesday.(BPMI Setpres/Muchlis Jr.)
Eisya A. Eloksari
Jakarta   ●   Thu, April 15, 2021

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has offered to open, within the Batang Integrated Industrial Park in Central Java, an area designated for German companies as Indonesia seeks to woo new foreign investors.

Jokowi extended the offer to German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a closed-door virtual meeting on Tuesday, a day after the two leaders opened the German-based Hannover Messe 2021 trade fair, in which Indonesia is a partner country.

“I am offering Germany the opportunity to develop a German industrial quarter in the Batang integrated industrial zone,” Jokowi said in a statement, without providing further details.

He urged Germany, a European industrial powerhouse, to increase industrial investments in Indonesia by building factories and by integrating Indonesia into its global supply chain. He also suggested forming a partnership ...

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