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29 November 2022

Toyota Invests IDR 4.2 Trillion for Kijang Innova Zenix ‘Made in Karawang’

The investment realization is part of Toyota’s investment commitment in Indonesia of IDR 28.3 trillion until 2026.

Dream – Toyota Indonesia disbursed IDR 4.2 trillion in investment funds for the development of the Kijang Innova Zenix, which is the first hybrid model made locally. Produced directly by PT. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) in Karawang, West Java.

“The production of the 7th generation Kijang car requires an investment of IDR 4.2 trillion. This Kijang Innova presents a choice of Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) electrification vehicles with locally assembled batteries,” said TMMIN President Director, Warih Andang Tjahjono at a press conference , Monday November 21, 2022.

The realization of this investment is part of Toyota’s investment commitment in Indonesia of IDR 28.3 trillion until 2026. This investment has been used to boost the electric vehicle ecosystem in Indonesia.

Starting from investment in factory facilities to the development of electric cars. It is noted that as many as 100 local suppliers were involved in the development of Zenix.

The Kijang Innova Zenix, which absorbs around 1,000 new workers, was developed by a global team together with Indonesian engineers who actively and integrally contributed at every stage of development, including in the production line.

The entire new Kijang Innova is planned to be exported to more than 40 countries.

“In the first year it will be distributed to Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East with a planned volume of 8,500 units per year,” explained Warih.

Previously, an investment plan of IDR 28.3 trillion was conveyed in President Joko Widodo’s meeting with the CEO of Toyota Motors Corporation (TMC). During the meeting, Toyota was committed to making Indonesia an industrial base for the production of electric vehicles to be marketed in the ASEAN region and in Indonesia.

29 November 2022

Realization of PUPR Budget Absorption until November 26 Reaches 69 Percent

TEMPO.COJakarta – The Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR), Basuki Hadimuljono, said that until November 26, 2022, at 18.00 WIB, financial realization amounted to IDR 84.3 trillion or 69 percent of the total ceiling of IDR 121.4 trillion.

While the physical realization was 75 percent. Among them for the labor-intensive cash program the current financial realization is IDR 12.97 trillion or 85.8 percent of the total budget ceiling of IDR 15.11 trillion and absorbs a workforce of 661,000 people or 80.8 percent of the target of 798,000 people.

“The prognosis is that the absorption of the 2022 fiscal year is 96.04 percent, leaving a potential remaining budget of IDR 4.81 trillion. Especially for the Directorate General of Water Resources in the amount of IDR 1.39 trillion and the Directorate General of Highways in the amount of IDR 2.53 trillion,” said Basuki, in a joint working meeting with Commission V DPR RI at the Parliament Complex, Central Jakarta, Monday, 28 November 2022.

He revealed that the ceiling of the ministry’s budget allocation has undergone changes. From what was originally submitted to Commission V of the DPR RI worth IDR 100.59 trillion, he said, now it has become IDR 121.4 trillion or an increase of around IDR 20.81 trillion.

According to him, the first addition to the budget came from the launch of state sharia securities (SBSN) of IDR 2.3 trillion. “Among others for the development of irrigation areas and construction such as roads and bridges,” he said.

Second, said Basuki, from accelerating foreign loans and grants of IDR 7.13 trillion. The funds are used for the Indonesia tourism development project for the program of five super priority tourist destinations and the national affordable housing program (NAHP).

“Also for strategic irrigation modernization and urgent development (SIMURP), and dam operational improvement and safety projects, this is for the rehabilitation of existing existing dams,” he said.

The third comes from a pure rupiah adjustment of IDR 11.38 trillion. The funds are used to support the G20 Summit, ASEAN Summit and MotoGP as well as handling the impact of disasters in East Java, West Sulawesi, NTT, NTB and Banten.

“As well as additions to state asset management institutions, for land acquisition and development in the Archipelago Capital City (IKN),” said Basuki.

So, Basuki continued, from the initial budget of IDR 100.59 trillion to IDR 121.4 trillion.

29 November 2022

Ministry of Industry Appreciates Food Industry in Karawang Adds Investment of IDR 1.2 Trillion

Karawang: The Ministry of Industry (Kemenperin) appreciates the food and beverage industry, namely PT Heinz ABC Indonesia, which has increased its investment for the expansion and modernization of factories in Karawang amounting to IDR 1.2 trillion.

“I welcome and appreciate PT Heinz ABC Indonesia’s commitment to continue to invest and develop the food and beverage product business with an investment value for factory expansion and modernization,” said Secretary General of the Ministry of Industry Dody Widodo in Karawang, West Java, quoted from Antara, Monday, November 28, 2022.

With this additional investment, PT Heinz ABC Indonesia’s total investment value in the Karawang plant reaches IDR 1.9 trillion or IDR 2.7 trillion for all investments in Indonesia.

The company, which was founded 47 years ago, will also increase its production capacity to 425 million liters per year from the previous 155 million liters per year targeting the domestic market and 60 export destination countries.

Dody conveyed that the additional investment was very important and good news in efforts to revive the national economy through providing employment and providing opportunities and benefits for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), cooperatives and other supporting businesses so that they can develop together.

“For this reason, I hope that PT Heinz ABC Indonesia, especially at the Karawang plant, will maintain their commitment and provide guidance to partners so that mutually beneficial relationships are established between various parties,” said Dody.

Meanwhile, Managing Director of Kraft Heinz Indonesia-Papua New Guinea Steven Debrabandere said the factory development carried out included the application of modern technology and automation systems at all stages of production.

In addition, the application of sustainable manufacturing practices will also support the achievement of Kraft Heinz’s Net Zero ambitions by 2050.

“Today, we are again printing important history for PT Heinz ABC Indonesia. The development and modernization of the factory in Karawang will further pave the way for the company to continue to grow and accelerate the growth of the ABC brand, both domestically and globally,” said Steven.

Overall, he continued, the development will position the PT Heinz ABC Indonesia factory in Karawang to become one of the international-standard factories that are environmentally friendly, as well as making Indonesia a driving force for Kraft Heinz’s growth in Asia.

Head of International Operations of The Kraft Heinz Company, Inako Balduz said the Asian market plays an important role for Kraft Heinz’s global growth strategy and Indonesia is at the center.

“As one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, we continue to transform to be at the forefront through technological innovation, and we are committed to bringing Indonesia and the ABC brand into it,” explained Inaki.

Head of Operation Kraft Heinz Indonesia & Papua New Guinea, Prasetyo Kismono explained that the company is committed to developing all operations in a sustainable manner.

“We have reduced emissions by up to 60 percent by replacing the use of coal with rice husk for boilers. We have also installed solar panels that are capable of producing up to 100 percent of electricity demand (during the day), with a capacity of up to 3.2 megawatts,” said Prasetyo.

As part of Water Stewardship, the PT Heinz ABC Indonesia factory in Karawang is equipped with a new fully automated Wastewater Treatment Plant, which allows the factory to recycle up to 70 percent of post-production water for reuse through Reverse Osmosis technology, and generate 250 kilowatts of electricity from methane gas that arises in the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

It is known, PT Heinz ABC Indonesia has two factories in Indonesia, namely in Pasuruan, East Java, and in Karawang, West Java. The factory in Karawang is located in Klari District, East Karawang, West Java, and has been established since 1994.

Currently, the 18.9 hectare factory produces 254 Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) products, which include ABC soy sauce, ABC chili sauce, ABC syrup, and packaged beverage products under the Mr Jussie brand and ABC soy milk.

29 November 2022

Increase by 7.88 Percent, 2023 West Java UMP of IDR 1,986,670,- The West Java Provincial Minimum Wage (UMP) for 2023 will increase by 7.88 percent. West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil has set the UMP for 2023 on November 25, 2022.

For this increase, the West Java UMP in 2023 is IDR 1,986,670.17. Meanwhile, the UMP in 2022 was IDR 1,841,487.31.

The 2023 UMP is determined based on Governor Decree Number 561/kep.-752-kesra/2022 concerning the Minimum Wage for West Java Province.

The announcement of the 2023 UMP was delivered by the Secretary of West Java, Setiawan Wangsaatmaja, at Gedung Sate, Bandung, Monday (28/11/2022).

“Today we have received information related to the governor’s decision which was signed on November 25, 2022,” said Setiawan.

The Secretary emphasized that the 2023 West Java UMP was paid from January 1, 2023. If there are cities/regencies that do not apply the UMK or district minimum wage, the wages must refer to the 2023 UMP.

Setiawan explained the implementation of the UMP according to Permenaker Number 18 of 2022.

“In the Permenaker there is a formulation for calculating the UMP. The province does not make its own formula, but the basis is from Permenaker number 18 of 2022,” he said.

This is the calculation of UMP West Java in 2023

As for the West Java UMP calculation, the first refers to West Java inflation from September 2021 to September 2022, which is 6.12 percent. Both West Java’s economic growth from the I, II and III quarters of the current year along with the IV quarter of the previous year, to the previous economic growth and the IV quarter of the previous 2 years. The result is 5.88 percent.

The three Alpha factors are the contribution of labor to industry, the price of raw materials, the investment of entrepreneurs and others. The magnitude is 0.1-0.3 and West Java chooses an Alpha factor of 0.3 as an appreciation for workers. So that the 2023 UMP increase is 7.88 percent. An increase of IDR 145,182.86 from the previous year.

“This is valid for one year of work. For the maximum UMK announcement December 7, “he concluded.

Meanwhile, West Java Manpower and Transmigration Kadis Rahmat Taufik Garsadi said the UMP calculation according to Permenaker 18/2022 was in accordance with the provisions and was the best. With this Permenaker all UMK will also increase.

Meanwhile, if you still use PP 36 of 2021, then the 2023 UMP will only increase by 6.5 percent. But for UMK it will depend on the economic growth of the city/district. There will be those above 7.88 Percent like Karawang, but there will also be those that rise below it like the City of Banjar.

“With the Permenaker, the UMK for all cities/regencies will increase. This is in accordance with the demands on workers to keep me from buying, “he explained.

29 November 2022

West Java Provincial Government Commemorates Indonesian Tree Planting Day, BANDUNG – Indonesia’s Tree Planting Day 2022 will be commemorated again on November 28, 2022 in accordance with RI Presidential Decree No. 24 of 2008.

This activity also coincides with World Tree Day which is celebrated every November 21. Indonesian Tree Planting Day 2022 West Java Provincial Level was held in all Regencies/Cities and was officially opened by the Deputy Governor of West Java at the Copong Garut Dam, Monday (28/11/2022).

In commemoration of planting Indonesian trees at the West Java Province level, the West Java Provincial Government, in this case the Environment Service and the Forestry Service, collaborated with the Military Command III/Siliwangi, Spotdirga Kopasgat TNI-AU, Ministry of Environment and Forestry-RI (BPDASHL).

Then from the business world (PT PJB Masdar Solar Energi, PT Pembangkitan Jawa Bali Investasi, and PT Pegadaian) and the community will carry out the planting of 95,760 trees in districts/cities in West Java which are divided into 9 areas of the Forest Service Branch together with Local Government in 27 Regencies/Cities.

The tree planting center is located in Garut Regency, namely in the Copong Dam, Maleer Village and Aerosport Haruman Jingga.

This activity aims to increase awareness and concern for all people about the importance of restoring damaged forest and land resources through sustainable land use, including through planting trees.

In addition to the tree planting that was carried out today, 20,000 trees were planted by the Office of Highways and Spatial Planning of West Java Province on 26 November 2022 and also planted 30,000 trees on 30 November 2022 by CDK VIII in Majalengka Regency.

The total trees planted during the series of activities were 145,760 trees or an area of ​​364.4 ha of critical land to be planted.

It is recorded that 907,979.09 ha of land in West Java is critical land, of which 72.5% or an area of ​​658,834.6 ha is included in the very critical category. For this reason, special attention is still needed to deal with this condition.

Of the total critical land in West Java, around 78% is outside the forest area. These critical lands are dominated in the south, namely Garut Regency, Cianjur Regency, Sukabumi Regency and Tasik Regency.

Until 2021, critical land that has been rehabilitated or planted with trees is 354,427.62 ha.

25 November 2022

The British Ambassador Explores the Potential for Collaboration with West Java BUMD Jasa Sarana, BANDUNG–West Java BUMD PT Jasa Sarana received a visit from the British Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste Owen Jenkins, Tuesday (18/10/2022).

Owen Jenkins accompanied by Head of 2nd Cities Farah Chaundry, West Java Regional Outreach Manager Riris Adianti, Deputy Head of 2nd Cities Juliana Richter, Project Manager Global Future Cities Maria Herdanti was received directly by the Main Director of PT Jasa Sarana Indrawan Sumantri, who was accompanied by the Director of Operations PT Jasa Sarana Moh Wais Fansuri.

The Courtesy Meeting is intended to explore the potential for cooperation in strategic projects in West Java, especially the PT Jasa Sarana project, including bus rapid transit and waste management.

Main Director of PT Jasa Sarana Indrawan Sumantri said that his party had the opportunity to present strategic potential besides bus rapid transit and waste management.

“But for other projects owned by PT Jasa Sarana, such as health infrastructure,” he said in an official release, Wednesday (19/10/2022).

This presentation was welcomed by the British Ambassador who revealed plans to study the project further and then discuss it with investors who are interested in working together.

Indrawan said PT Jasa Sarana continues to open opportunities for collaboration with various parties.

“It is hoped that the meeting with the British Ambassador can become a bridge for foreign investors, especially investors from England, to work together with PT Jasa Sarana in realizing the acceleration and realization of ongoing and future projects,” he said.

Previously, after meeting the Governor of West Java Ridwan Kamil, Owen Jenkins said he really appreciated the collaborative steps that had been conveyed by the Governor of West Java.

“The UK is very proud to be collaborating with and supporting the West Java government to realize the ambitious goal of increasing the share of renewable energy including sustainable infrastructure and ensuring effective public transport,” he said.