TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:The Taiwanese Economy Minister, Yen-Shiang Shih, has said that he feels Indonesia is one of the important investment destination countries in Southeast Asia.
Indonesia was judged positive because it has a large domestic market, a low inflation rate, and it is rich in manpower and natural resources.
Until last March, Yen-Shiang said, Taiwan’s investment value in Indonesia has reached US$14 trillion.
However, Minister Yen-Shiang claimed he does not have a target on how much investment will be made at the end of this year.
During the visit from the Trade Delegation from Taiwan, he said, potential investors will identify investment opportunities in the sectors of automotive, bicycles, textile, household appliances, and electric tools.
The delegation group will also visit the Berikat Nusantara Zone, environmentally-friendly factories, licensed hardware stores, plus the Jababeka and the Tangerang Industrial Zones.
Yen-Shiang said Taiwanese companies are now shifting the location of their investment targets because the cost of workers continues to rise and worker-company relation is already strict in China.
Taiwan also wants to promote telecommunication and informatics products. Taiwanese telecommunication and informatics products that have controlled the local market include Acer, Asus, D-Link, BenQ, MSI and Adata.
EKA UTAMI APRILIA