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Pilot digital logistics system launched in Batam

  • The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, March 26 2021   /  01:00 am
Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut B. Pandjaitan (left) and Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati (right) at the launch of Batam Logistics Ecosystem (BLE) in Batam, Riau Islands on Thursday, 18 March 2021.(Courtesy of the Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister/-)

The government has launched the Batam Logistics Ecosystem (BLE), a one-stop digital platform that aims to reduce high logistics costs by eliminating red tape caused by paper-based processes. “The potential for maritime projects in the Riau Islands is very high, which is why we want to accelerate these projects. The BLE can hopefully drive more investments [to] boost the province’s economy,” Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan said on Thursday the BLE launch event in Batam, Riau Islands. Read also: High logistics, power costs keep firms from investing in Batam The BLE is a pilot project for the National Logistics Ecosystem (NLE), which was initiated in response to Presidential Instruction (Inpres) No. 5/2020 on nationwide logistics and distribution, issued last June. The 24-hour digital system is expected to increase trans...