Business Forum Special Economic Zone (KEK) Arun Lhokseumawe
Banda Aceh, (Thursday, December 14, 2017). After going through various stages, Arun Lhokseumawe Special Economic Zone is now almost completed. When viewed in terms of completeness of infrastructure, human resources, and administrative control KEK Arun Lhokseumawe already has all the requirements, including the Establishment of Enterprise Builders and Managers (BUPP) and administrators. In accordance with Article 5 paragraph (2) PP Number 5 of 2017 and much needed for the region to be fully operational.
This was stated by Ir.Iskandar, MSc. Head of the One Stop Service Office of the One Stop Service of Aceh representing the Governor of Aceh in the Business Forum of Arun Lhokseumawe Special Economic Zone Area at Kryad Muraya Hotel Banda Aceh. Iskandar also asked BUPP PT. Patriot Nusantara, Regional Council, Secretariat and Administrator and other institutions involved in the construction of KEK Arun Lhokseumawe in order to give special attention so that the acceleration of the operation of KEK Arun Lhokseumawe area can be implemented immediately. “Considering all the stages and conditions are met we are targeting KEK Arun Lhokseumawe can officially operate in the third week of December 2017. If the target can be realized, KEK Arun Lhokseumawe can be the fastest progress and the most advanced KEK in Indonesia” added Iskandar.
The main speaker or Keynot Speaker in the event is Bambang Wijanarko as the National Council of Special Economic Zones. In his presentation Bambang explained about the concept of readiness of Arun Lhokseumawe Special Economic Zone as a driver of economic growth in Aceh. The basic concept of SEZ is the provision of facilities on the preparation of areas whose locations have accessibility to the global market. The area is given a certain incentive to increase competitiveness with surrounding countries. By increasing the competitiveness is expected to attract investors to invest in these areas.
In a discussion session Dahlan Sulaiman as Chairman of the Indonesian Employers Association submitted KEK is a new hope for the community, especially for Aceh entrepreneurs, who have been silent for lack of opportunities. Sulayman hopes during this KEK construction period to be given opportunities to entrepreneurs in the region. He believes and believes that local entrepreneurs are now better able in terms of skill and capital.
“Local entrepreneurs poor experience and poor knowledge so the openness of the management of KEK is expected so that we can know and get ready, please change the face of Aceh entrepreneurs through this KEK” added sulaiman. (YS).