French Firms Interested In Indonesia's Maritime Sector
Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Rizal Ramli says that French business people have expressed interest in investing in Indonesia's maritime sector as they know that Indonesia is serious about its maritime development.
Speaking to journalists after receiving French Ambassador to Indonesia Corinne Breuze, who accompanied 22 French business people, Rizal said on Monday that some of the guests, who did various business in Indonesia, were well informed about the maritime program of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo's administration.
“Investment from [French businesses] is important for the realization of Indonesia's ambition to become a global maritime axis, and it will strengthen the country's integration and economy,” Rizal said after the close-door meeting.
Rizal stressed that the government was serious about developing the maritime sector and announced that to help boost the sector it would host an international workshop on the issue in October.
Meanwhile, Breuze said that some of the 22 business people who met with Minister Rizal had been in Indonesia for up to 20 years, while others would be newcomers in the maritime sector.
“We know that the maritime sector has been a priority for Jokowi’s administration,” she said. (sha/bbn)