Indonesia Inaugurates Three SEZs, Two Gas Infrastructures
Government projected that all of those zones would absorb Rp110 trillion (US$7.72 billion) of investment.
With 534 hectares area, Bitung SEZ will have processing industries of coconut, fisheries, pharmacy, and logistic. It is expected to attract Rp35.2 trillion investment and absorb more than 34,710 workers. Recently, several investors have committed Rp3.8 trillion, including Rp2.8 trillion recycled paper processing industry from PT Futai Indonesia.
Meanwhile, the 1,101.76 hectares Morotai SEZ focuses on fisheries and tourism industry. It is expected to gain Rp37.24 trillion investment with 30,000 workers. In 2025, Morotai zone is projected to contribute Rp1,452 trillion output.
According to the government, the three SEZs are located in a very strategic location, along an international trade sea route to and from the Asia Pacific, Indonesian Archipelago Sea Channel. In addition, the migration pathways for tuna fish are abundant as raw materials for the fishing industry. And by these new SEZs, Indonesia now has 10 operating-special economic zones.
Separately, Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan, Sunday, inaugurated Grissik – PUSRI open access gas transmission pipe and Palembang gas network, both in South Sumatera province. The $143 million Grissik – PUSRI gas transmission has 176 kilo metres long with 20 inches diameter, crosses Musi Banyuasin district, Banyuasin district, and Palembang.
This is the second time Palembang received gas network. Now, there are 7,626 households connected to the gas networks.