Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The government must be able to increase the competitive edge of national industry because industry is the pillar of the economic growth in the face of stiff global competition, a senior industrial official said.

"Now, industrial development is facing global competition which affects national industry," Director General for the Development of Industrial Areas, Dedi Mulyadi said here on Friday.

The director general said that increasing the competitive edge of industry was a must so that national industry would be able to compete at home and overseas.

He said that the development of industrial growth centers was an effort to expand industrial areas which needed coordination and synergy with other sectors as well as institutional networks at home and abroad.

Dedi explained that the step that the government should take in increasing industrial competitiveness and investment was to create conducive and efficient business climate, legal certainties and fiscal facilities for investors.

"The availability of industrial areas will accelerate regional industrial development and stimulate industrial agglomeration that will lead to the formation of industrial clusters," he said.

Besides, the availability of facilities for guaranteed industrial activities and environment friendly and sustainable will boost the growth of industry at home, the director general said.(*)

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