Indonesian government revises draft regulation on low-cost green car

Indonesian government revises draft regulation on low-cost green car

MS Hidayat. (ANTARA)

"In bureaucracy everything must be perfect."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian government is revising the draft regulation on Low-Cost and Green Car (LCGC) production that was previously planned to be implemented at the beginning of April 2013.

"The office of the coordinating minister for economic affairs already has the draft, but a change in the wording which is not substantive is still needed," said Industry Minister MS Hidayat after attending the opening of the National Conference of Indonesian Textile Association here on Thursday.

Hidayat said that earlier there were five ministers who provided their signatures on the draft regulation, but before it was signed by the president, the draft should be checked first by the Coordinating Minister for the Economy.

"The Minister saw that there are still some things that should be revised but I do not know for sure the parts which were changed," said Hidayat.

According to Hidayat, the change is made only on the wording and does not include regulation contents.

"In bureaucracy everything must be perfect," said Hidayat.

Earlier in mid-March, the government said that they will issue the LCGC policy in the near future no later than the beginning of April 2013.

The regulation is one of the points of technology discussion that will be used to produce the cars.

The production is also demanded to use at least 55 percent of local content of the target of 80 percent.

One other requirement is that the vehicle must be using 1,200 cc engines or lower with fuel consumption of at least 20 to 22 km per liter.