Making Indonesia 4.0 program to reduce electronics imports

Making Indonesia 4.0 program to reduce electronics imports

Head of the Industrial Research and Development Agency (BPPI) at the Ministry of Industry, Ngakan Timur Antara said the Making Indonesia 4.0 program is expected to be able to cut electronics component imports, the . (ANTARA News/ Biro Humas Kementerian Perindustrian)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Making Indonesia 4.0 program is expected to be able to cut electronics component imports, the Head of the Industrial Research and Development Agency (BPPI) at the Ministry of Industry, Ngakan Timur Antara, said.

"The implementation of the Making Indonesia 4.0 roadmap is expected to develop domestic industry, and thus reduce the ratio of imports for electronics components by 20 percent by 2021," Ngakan said in a statement received by Antara here Sunday.

According to Ngakan, the Center for Materials and Technical Goods (B4T) Bandung as the Technical Service Unit (UPT) under the Ministry of Industry is ready to provide facilities for research and engineering, and laboratory experiments for electronics components, including resistors, switches and relays, conductors, coil, and battery.

The center, he added, is committed to strengthening the domestic electronics component industry.

"Making Indonesia 4.0 is focused on improving material flow in order to support the production of the manufacturing sectors, which is expected to reduce import dependence," Ngakan said.

The government also seeks to attract world-class investment in electronics industry so that domestic manufacturing could compete globally.

"With this investment we can build high-end manufacturing that has capabilities in making cellphone and battery component for electric vehicles," he said.

In addition, industrial vocational education programs and foreign talent mobility programs should be carried out to improve the competence of the workforce.

"In addition to manufacturing, we also need to be able to design and produce innovative electronics component products with the support of skilled workforce," Ngakan said.

Moreover, in regional level, Indonesia has the potential to develop electronics industry as a large domestic market is available.

"In Making Indonesia 4.0, the electronics industry is one of five sectors, and therefore the development is prioritized," he added.



Reporting by Sella Panduarsa Gareta
Editing by Libertina W Ambari
 

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