Suara.com – Efforts towards Net Zero Emissions by 2060 or NZE 2060 and utilizing the country’s rich natural resources have made the Government of the Republic of Indonesia continue to strive for the manufacture of electric vehicles (EV).
Quoted from the Antara news agency, at the APEC CEO Summit conference, San Francisco, United States, Indonesian President Joko Widodo gave a statement regarding EV production in Indonesia.
As the country with the largest nickel reserves, Indonesia is building an integrated electric vehicle ecosystem, with a target of being able to produce 600 thousand electric cars by 2030.
President Joko Widodo or Jokowi. (Between)
“Various incentives and facilities have been prepared and I hope that APEC business people can take a big part in this sector,” he explained to the business people who attended the event.
Then, efforts to provide environmentally friendly conditions also arise from Indonesia’s priorities in terms of energy transition.
The President stated that currently Indonesia has a new renewable energy (EBT) potential of 3,600 gigawatts, and is building a Green Industrial Park covering an area of 30 thousand hectares.
Then the construction of the National Capital City or IKN Nusantara which was created with the concept of a forest and nature-based smart city. IKN also has open investment potential in a number of sectors.
“(IKN has) 70 percent green areas, 80 percent open green energy-based public transportation in various sectors, infrastructure, transportation, technology, education, energy, finance, tourism, health and housing,” stressed President Joko Widodo.
“For its development, investment, knowledge and the latest technology are needed to produce added value while improving the welfare of society in a sustainable manner,” he continued.
“This is the right time to invest in Indonesia and I hope you can take advantage of this opportunity more aggressively and more quickly,” said President Joko Widodo.
According to him, the IMF predicts that Indonesia’s economy will grow by 5 percent in 2023 and in 2024 it is estimated at 5.1 percent.
Indonesia has a number of priority sectors that can become investment opportunities for investors, such as downstream industry.