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Technology Mastery Supports Indonesia to Enter 10 World Largest Economies

Technology Mastery Supports Indonesia to Enter 10 World Largest Economies.

JAKARTA, NNC - The Government has set the target for Indonesia to enter the top 10 countries with the largest economy in the world by 2030. This is in line with one of the national aspirations found on the Making Indonesia 4.0 roadmap as a strategy to implement the industrial revolution 4.0.

"On April 4th, Mr. President Joko Widodo has launched the roadmap. This is also a national agenda that needs to be run in synergy," said Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto in a written statement in Jakarta, Tuesday (6/12/2018).

To that end, the Ministry of Industry as a leading sector will collaborate with ministries and agencies, local governments, and industry players to implement together this strategic program in accordance with their respective duties and functions. The goal is for the success and progress of the Indonesian nation.

"In order to realize this, it is not enough to rely on organic economic growth, but it needs a breakthrough in the field of industry by utilizing the latest technological developments," he explained.

Meanwhile, the five main technologies that support the implementation of industry 4.0, are Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Human-Machine Interface, robotics and sensor technology, and 3D Printing technology. "Mastery of technology becomes the key determining competitiveness," he said.

As the creator of Making Indonesia 4.0, the Minister of Airlangga stated, the fourth industrial revolution will overhaul the flow of conventional industrial production in an unusual way. Nevertheless, there will be an increase in productivity and quality efficiently.

"In conception, we will revitalize the national manufacturing industry. This is faster than the evolution of the Indonesian economy from previously relying on natural resources (oil and gas and mining), into a manufacturing-based economy that provides high added value," he explained.

Furthermore, Minister of Industry said that the implementation of industry 4.0 in Indonesia is believed to bring national economic growth inclusively involving all levels of society. The reason, the era of digital economy also targeted the sector of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

"In addition, according to the aspiration of Making Indonesia 4.0, we will return the contribution of export value of 10 percent of the national GDP," he said. In addition, Indonesia will also realize the opening of new jobs as many as 10 million people in 2030.

During this time, exports from the industrial sector contribute greatly to the national economy. In 2017, the industry contributed 74.10 percent in the structure of Indonesian exports with values reaching USD125.02 billion, up 13.14 percent compared to 2016's USD109.76 billion.

"Meanwhile, with the use of internet-based technology, there is a growing demand for new types of jobs, such as managers and digital data analysts, as well as professions that can operate robot technology for industrial production processes," he added.