Wed, 09 Feb 2011

At least 22 shoe companies from South Korea, China and Vietnam have planned to relocate factories to Java, a senior government official says.

Industry Ministry secretary-general Ansari Bukhari said the shoemakers were eyeing Sidoarjo in East Java, Tangerang in Banten, Purwakarta, and Sukabumi in West Java as potential new sites for their factories.

Each relocation would bring in between Rp 50 billion (US$5.5 million) and Rp 60 billion in investment and produce 600,000 shoes a month, Ansari said.

“A total of 100,000 jobs will also be created,” he said.