Corona Pandemic, Minister of Industry Asks Local Government Not To Limit the Industrial Activities

Minister of Industry Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita asked the regional government (Pemda) not to restrict industrial activities during the coronavirus..

Minister of Industry (Menperin), Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita - Minister of Industry Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita asked the regional government (Pemda) not to restrict industrial activities during the coronavirus pandemic emergency response (Covid-19).

In the framework of accelerating the handling of the corona, the Government expects industry players to be able to contribute, especially those related to the people's basic needs. 

"We hope that all parties will not limit industrial activities. However, it is not limited to restrictions on the movement of employees or distribution channels before the establishment of the status of the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) that has been approved by the Ministry of Health, "he said in a written statement, Friday (3/4/2020). 

Industrial companies whose production is expected to run in a sustainable manner, especially those producing pharmaceutical products, medical devices, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and major manufacturing industries, such as food and beverages, food processing, chemicals, and others.

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More about the schedule of holidays in industrial workplaces, according to him, it must be done selectively, especially for industries that produce products for handling coronaviruses.

Meanwhile, the General Chair of the Association of Industrial Estate (HKI), Sanny Iskandar asked for concessional logistical access or distribution channels if the PSBB status was applied by the local government. 

In addition, he also hopes that there will be incentives or special tariffs to support industrial activities. For example the supply of electricity, industrial gas, and raw water.

In addition, the Association of Industrial Estates also expects the facilitation of the availability of raw materials from the government for industrial companies whose raw materials are running low because the supplier countries have implemented a lockdown.  (*) 

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