Hence, Indonesia's central government through the Investment Coordinating Body (BKPM) has been working to ensures support for investors who are committed to build and develop infrastructures and integrated industry cities in Indonesia. BKPM's Deputy of Investment Supervision and Control, Azhar Lubis, previously said that BKPM will continue to support and increase investment realization which has become Indonesia's mainstay of economic development for the current year.
Similar note also conveyed by Spatial and Urban Planning Observer, Yayat Supriatna. He explained that Industry city is an integrated area that comprises industrial area, residential area, and commercial area with a high concentration of citizens' activities. These activities can create multiplier effect and intensified local polarization toward the region/city. Industry cities development can be a solution to boost equitable regional development in Indonesia if large-scaled industries can synergize with local industries.
Central Statistical Bureu of Indonesia (BPS) recorded Indonesia's 2016 Gross Regional Income (PDB) based on Constant Price Index was Rp9,433 trillion, 5.02 percent higher than 2015 PDB of Rp8,982.5 trillion. However, if broken down by spatial region, Indonesia's economic structure is highly dominated by Java that contributed 58.49 percent, followed by Sumatera at 22.03 percent, Kalimantan 7.85 percent, Sulawesi 6.04 percent, and other islands at 5.59 percent.
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