JAKARTA - The Ministry of Industry focuses on encouraging the growth of the halal industrial area in line with the growing potential in Indonesia and globally. This effort was strengthened through the issuance of Minister of Industry Regulation Number 17 of 2020 concerning Procedures for Obtaining a Certificate of Establishment of a Halal Industrial Estate.

"Through Permenperin 17/2020, it has boosted the acceleration of the development of halal industrial areas in Indonesia," said the Director General of Resilience, Territorial and International Industrial Access (KPAII) of the Ministry of Industry, Eko S.A. Cahyanto through his statement received in Jakarta, Friday (26/11).

The Director General of KPAII said that currently three halal industrial areas have been built, namely Halal Modern Valley in Serang, Banten, Halal Industrial Park in Sidoarjo, and Bintan Inti Halal Hub. “This area has captured the investment potential of the global halal industry. We give our appreciation to the three pioneers of the development of the halal industrial area in Indonesia," he said

Eko explained, in an effort to build a halal industrial area, managers are required to have a master plan that includes planning to support the halal industry as its tenant. In addition, it has the advantage of being required to have an Industrial Estate Business Permit (IUKI).

In addition, in accelerating the development of the halal industry in Indonesia, incentives in the form of fiscal and financing are needed. The Ministry of Industry will propose incentives for the halal industry to export, import substitution, develop halal product process technology, innovate the halal industry, as well as provide guidance and export assistance for halal IKM actors. This fiscal facility is given to companies located in halal industrial areas. (LM)