In Batang, Indonesia takes steps to improve investment

Vehicles crossing a bridge on the toll road between Batang and Semarang in Indonesia's Central Java province. A 4,300ha industrial estate in Batang is slated to open for business in the near future, tapping into demand from manufacturers diversifying
Vehicles crossing a bridge on the toll road between Batang and Semarang in Indonesia's Central Java province. A 4,300ha industrial estate in Batang is slated to open for business in the near future, tapping into demand from manufacturers diversifying away from China.PHOTO: THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

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For now, it is a dusty red patch of degraded plantation, a short drive west of Semarang on the north shore of Central Java.

But if everything goes to plan, the 4,300ha Batang Industrial Estate will be open for business in the near future, tapping into demand from manufacturers diversifying away from China.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 01, 2020, with the headline 'In Batang, Indonesia takes steps to improve investment'. Print Edition | Subscribe