JAKARTA - The Ministry of Industry continues to accelerate the development of halal industrial areas in the country. The halal industrial area is part or all parts of the industrial estate designed with systems and facilities to develop industries that produce halal products in accordance with the guarantee system for halal products.

"There are four industrial estates that are included in the plan to develop halal industrial estates in Indonesia," said Director of the Directorate General of Resilience, Regional and Industrial Access (KPAII) Ministry of Industry Ignatius Warsito according to his statement received in Jakarta on Wednesday (6/12).

The four industrial areas are Batamindo Industrial Estate, Bintan Industrial Park, Jakarta Industrial Estate Pulogadung, and Modern Cikande Industrial Estate. The development of this area is one of the efforts to support the implementation of halal product certification on October 17, 2019.

Warsito added, in developing halal industrial estates, the Ministry of Industry has the duty to set standards, provide incentives, and facilitate promotion and technical cooperation. Later, these aspects are regulated in the Minister of Industry Regulation. Incentive aspects are also proposed in one-stop services to obtain halal certificates.

The criteria for halal industrial estates, among others, have management of halal industrial estates, owning or cooperating with laboratories for halal inspection and testing, clean water management systems in accordance with halal requirements, having a number of workers trained in halal product guarantees, and having boundaries halal industry. (LM)