JAKARTA – The government intensively implements industrial 4.0, because it has tremendous potential in driving changes in manufacturing industry policies.
In addition to increasing net exports (t exports) by 10% or 13 times compared to today, the application of industry 4.0 will encourage an increase in economic growth of up to 1-2%, absorption of an additional 10 million workers, and increase in the manufacturing industry’s contribution to the economy.
Minister of Industry (Menperin) Airlangga Hartar to said, Indonesia has great potential to implement industry 4.0, because it is enjoying a demographic bonus until 2030.
Countries such as China, Japan, and South Korea (South Korea) experienced a growth boom when the demographic bonus and this period were peak performance for Indonesia to accelerate its economy.
“We have seen many countries, both developed and developing countries, absorb this movement into their national agenda, to revolutionize industrial strategies and increase competitiveness in the global market,” he said in Jakarta, Friday (2/22).
The Minister of Industry is optimistic, Indonesia will jump far towards a stronger economy. “We can see that the initial steps in involving technology in the Indonesian economy gave birth to four unicorns, namely GoJek, Traveloka, Tokopedia and Bukalapak,” he said.
Airlangga said, Indonesia is the country with the highest number of unicorns in ASEAN. Unicorn or a start-up company with a valuation above US $ 1 billion, not only encourages wider use of technology, but also lifts the economy of the community by facilitating micro-economic actors to gain market access.
Indonesia, he explained, was ready to enter the industrial era 4.0. This was marked by President Joko Widodo’s Making Indonesia 4.0 road map launch on April 4, 2018. The roadmap became a clear strategy and direction in an effort to revitalize the manufacturing sector.
The goal of Making Indonesia 4.0 includes doubling the increase in labor productivity compared to the increase in labor costs, and the allocation of research and development (R & D) technology and innovation to 2% of GDP.
Airlangga asserted, this roadmap is to realize the great aspirations that will be achieved with the application of industry 4.0 in Indonesia, which is to become the top 10 in the world economy by 2030 by increasing net exports, increasing the manufacturing sector’s contribution to GDP, achieving competitive productivity. (Leo)