Reportase.one, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo inaugurated the Lido Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Bogor Regency, West Java, Friday, March 31, 2023. The Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Chair of the SEZ National Council Airlangga Hartarto also hopes that the Lido SEZ can put pressure on outflow foreign exchange from tourists up to US$ 1.4 billion.
“Especially this year, KEK Lido is committed to absorbing an investment of IDR 694 billion and absorbing a workforce of 877 people,” he said in a written statement, Friday, March 31, 2023.
Airlangga said that as of March 2023, investment realization in Lido SEZ was recorded as having reached Rp. 3.4 trillion, an increase of 72.5 percent compared to 2021. This investment includes investment in area development and investment in business actors in the area.
“The number of workers absorbed to date has reached 1,690 people, an increase of 67.6 percent or as many as 1,471 people compared to 2021,” he said.
Jokowi hopes that the Lido SEZ will discourage people from going on holiday abroad, so they don’t waste foreign exchange. Moreover, the SEZ belongs to MNC boss Hary Tanoesoedibjo. have theme park, movieland, water park, techno parkto automotive.
“There are 11 million of our people who go on holiday. If you take half of it, of course the foreign exchange is not wasted, entering this country. This is what the Government hopes for so that infrastructure development that runs economically is utilized by the private sector,” said Jokowi.
Lido SEZ was established through Government Regulation Number 69 of 2021. Lido SEZ has an area of approximately 1,040 hectares and targets investment realization of up to US$ 2.4 billion or Rp 32 trillion. In addition, this SEZ is expected to absorb a workforce of 29,545 people within 20 years.
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