European businesses have positive perspective on Indonesian investment policy

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Europe-ASEAN Business Alliance (EABA) holds a positive view on the investment policy in Indonesia, which continues to facilitate business investments.

"We, as a representative of European companies in Indonesia, hold a positive view of the resolved policies in Indonesia," Director EABA Sahala Sianipar told reporters after attending a meeting with Industry Minister Saleh Husin here on Friday.

Sianipar, along with business delegations from Europe, is delighted with President Joko Widodos policies to improve the national infrastructure.

According to him, infrastructure development could increase investment performance, which would then boost economic growth.

"We are happy with the governments plan to improve the infrastructure, which is important," he said.

Moreover, Industry Minister Saleh Husin confirmed the government will continue to improve the quality of investment and business policies in Indonesia.

Vice President Jusuf Kalla recently revealed that the government was looking to reform the countrys bureaucracy and processes involved in issuing investment permits by implementing the Integrated One-Door Licensing Service program of the BKPM.

"We understand that our administrative processes have weaknesses and that our permit procedures for investments are complex. However, the government is trying to rectify these problems," Kalla emphasized.(*)

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