Fri, 16 Apr 2010

TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:Several Chinese textile companies will relocate their factories to Indonesia in a large scale.

“But they have asked to be gathered in one area,” said the Head of the Association of Indonesian Textile, Ade Sudrajat, to reporters at the Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran, yesterday.

Ade said that he met with his partners in China to discuss the relocation plan.

The area needed by the Chinese textile company is around 350 hectares.

With this size, said Ade, there could be at least nine factories.

“This could facilitate around 200.000 workers,” he said.

The investment value of one factory is around Rp50 billion.

”That is just for the machines, not including the electricity and the land,” he said.

The Chinese companies also asked about assurance of the land status, whether they would rent or buy it, the electricity supply guarantee, water facilities, road access, telephone lines, clean water and dirty water channels.

Ade said he considered that the appropriate location for relocation was in Central Java.

Meanwhile, West Java will be the location for follow-up industries.