JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Meeting of President Jokowi and CEO of Tesla Inc. Elon Musk was finally paid. The Minister of Investment / Head of the Investment Coordination Council (BKPM) Bahlil Lahadalia confirmed that Tesla would invest in Indonesia.
However, Tesla has reportedly been interested in investing in car battery and electric vehicle ecosystems in Indonesia, by building a factory in Batang, Central Java.
“Batang will be the center of the best industrial area in Indonesia. There will be big companies, such as LG, Foxconn, Tesla, God willing, and several other companies,” said Bahlil, in a virtual broadcast conference on the Ministry of Investment. Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch? 19/5/2022).
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Bahlil spoke about the government’s first approach with Tesla and Foxconn. He said he shared the work with the Coordination Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Panjaitan.
“Back when the President ordered us and the Minister of Coordination for Investment to bring Tesla and Foxconn to Indonesia, because those two companies are big companies,” said Bahlil.
“I seduced Foxconn, Mr. Luhut seduced Tesla. Our fight for Foxconn escaped. Tesla is still firing. Thanks to the cold hand of the president and the intuition, Tesla entered Indonesia,” he said.
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Even so, Bahlil has not revealed when the cooperation will begin. It is also always kept a secret about the investment value of the cooperation.
“It will enter two major industries, the first is on the car’s battery ecosystem and its car. God willing, this year. How much and when, is still a secret,” said Bahlil.
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