Fri, 31 Oct 2008
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Managing Director of Indonesian Netherlands Association, Elmar Bouma delivered his remarks on the policies application of investment service in Indonesia from European investors` perspectives in a national seminar entitled "Regional Administration Strategies in Improving Investments Condition" as reported here Thursday.

"Good governance, good policies with supportive facilities and infrastructures are the main expectations from foreign investors," he said in a seminar attended by 76 participants from regional administration, business practitioners and media.

Promotion strategies are also one of his main point mentioning some efforts such as establishing an investment promotion institution, strengthening each potential area`s image and using information technology.

When asked about the investment prospects, Bouma mentioned the visit of a number of potential business people from 25 companies lead by Netherlands` Minister of Economic Affairs, Maria van der Hoeven to Indonesia next month and another business group visit from Belgium as a good sign that Indonesia still drew investors` interests.

He also said the investment opportunities and cooperation on agriculture products could happen considering Netherlands as the third largest agriculture products exporting country in the world. Meanwhile cacao and metal materials used for machineries such as iron could prospect from Belgium investors.

Earlier the seminar featured Muhamad Lutfi, head of Investment Coordinating Board as keynote speaker, Faisal Basri, an economist and Fauzi Bowo, special capital district of Jakarta`s governor.
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