"Halal Zone will have facilities that support halal management and halal product distribution," Financial and Supporting Director of PT Jakarta Industrial Estate Pulogadung (JIEP) Sitta Izza Rosdaniah stated here on Friday.
The zone will feature Moslem Fashion Hub, MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events), Halal Warehouse, Halal Laboratory, Shariah Finance Centre, National Creative Industry and Training Centre, Halal Lifestyle Showcases, National Logistics Centre, Halal Culinary Centre, and Organic Urban Farming.
"We want establish a halal laboratory in the industrial area," Sitta noted, adding that the facilitys management will prioritize small and medium enterprises to help them develop their businesses.
According to her, these enterprises need support to meet halal standards for their products.
"This is the meaning of a halal zone, where people can get assistance and the opportunity to consult with experts," Sitta remarked.
JIEP also provides special facilities for all business sectors in the industrial area.
On August 2016, in Jakarta, JIEP signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Indonesian Port Corporation (IPC) on the Study of Development and Operation Cooperation in the Pulogadung Industrial Area.
The agreement was for the preparation of a study of an Integrated Logistics Area for an International Halal Hub in the JIEP area.
The MoA is aimed at establishing a partnership and synergy between JIEP and Pelindo to develop the International Halal Hub and Halal Port.(*)