Investment Value Reaches IDR 32 T, Ganjar Wants KIK to Become an Economic Center

JawaPos.com – Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo targets the Kendal Industrial Area (KIK) to become a new center of economic growth. Moreover, currently there are foreign investors from 11 countries that have set up factories in the area.

“Growth is good, we see the success of the Kendal Industrial Estate can really become a new center of economic growth,” said Ganjar after reviewing PT ECLAT Textile International at KIK Kendal, Thursday (8/12).< /p>

Ganjar invites the community to maintain local and industrial conduciveness. So that many investors from various countries will enter Central Java, especially KIK.

“So we need to convey this to the community so that we are very careful in maintaining conduciveness, especially industrial relations that are mutually beneficial. So that the investment that comes in can really be good,” said Ganjar.

During his inspection at the PT ECLAT Textile International factory, Ganjar found that the majority of workers came from Kendal Regency. Meanwhile, the employee take home pay has exceeded the UMK and sewing training has been facilitated by the company.

“If we look at it, growing investment in Kendal can indeed absorb labor. Indeed the company is quite serious about handling it, the training is very serious about handling it, even the local government supports it,” said Ganjar.

Ganjar said that the Central Java Provincial Government will support the presence of a new SMK so that the application of labor in industrial areas is more optimal. That way, investors can get a professional workforce.

“So if the entire industrial area grows, requires a lot of manpower, then actually we have to prepare vocational schools. Just look for something like here,” he explained.

For information, until now there are 82 companies with an investment value of IDR 32 trillion in KIK. The Kendal Special Economic Zone (SEZ) alone has absorbed approximately 17,650 workers. (*)