Indonesian entrepreneurs to discuss investment with Japan

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Association (Hipmi) representatives will be going to Japan on February 12 to 16 to discuss investment, trade and development of small and medium enterprises.

"We will explore many issues and opportunities in Japan. These include domestic investment, as well as trade between the two countries through the development of small and medium enterprises," chairman of Hipmi, Bahlil Lahadalia, said here on Friday.

He said Hipmi will meet Japanese businessmen and global corporations who are members of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Japan and Toyota Company.

We will convince them that Japan remains a strategic partner for Indonesian entrepreneurs. Major Japanese companies should not go out of Indonesia, they can even improve investment in Indonesia," Lahadalia said.

According to him, the investment climate in Indonesia is improving with the launch of economic packages and the construction of a massive infrastructure in a number of areas.

In Japan, Hipmi will also conduct a comparative study on the development of small and medium enterprises in some places to learn about the industry ecosystem in Japan.

Earlier, President Joko Widodo had asserted that micro, small and medium enterprises need to get a facility for capital, including low interest loans.

The Financial Services Authority (OJK) said that all the micro, small, and medium enterprises in Indonesia must have financial knowledge in order to grow their business.