Japan Ranked Third In Indonesia Biggest Investors List

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Oleh Wandi, Jumat, 8 Januari 2016 | 16:36 WIB - Redaktur: Filmon Warouw - 772


Jakarta, InfoPublik – Japan’s investment plan is ranked third in Indonesia. It values Rp100.6 trillion—after China and Singapore. However, Japanese investment plan realization in 2015 rose 130 percent compared to 2014 at Rp43.7 trillion.
 
Franky Sibarani, the Head of the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Agency (BKPM), underlined that his office is paying special attention to Japanese investments. ''The six Japanese prefectural governors visit in Indonesia last year, the ministerial-level visits between the two countries, as well as the communication between both countries’ leaders have a positive contribution in creating a more conducive atmosphere for investments,'' he said, Wednesday (1/6).
 
Mr. Franky explained although Japanese investment plan value is below China, the ratio of investment plan and the realization is quite high—at the level of 60 percent.
 
''China’s investment plan is higher than Japan. However, Japan’s realization ratio is higher,'' he revealed.
 
BKPM has taken a strategic measure by reshuffling its marketing officer team (MO) because Japan and China are priority countries. ''The team is capable to identify new investment interests and encourage investors to use BKPM’s three-hour investment licensing service,'' he explained.
 
He continued many Japanese investors have inquired about the three-hour investment licensing service, yet no Japanese investors have taken advantage of it. Therefore, the Agency will intensively disseminate this service.
 
''We will disseminate and encourage the use of three-hour licensing service, so that the potential investors, including those from Japan, can take advantage of this service,'' he said.
 
The Government has issued various policies to smooth investments. In the licensing service, BKPM launched online service, one stop licensing center (OSS), and the latest: three-hour licensing service with eight licensing products and land booking certificate. The government has also issued a number of economic policy packages that are expected to encourage investment. (Translator: Erik Limantara)