"The industrial sector will serve as the main driving force for the national economic recovery due to the covid-19 pandemic. Thus, the Government issues a host of policies to meet these targets,” Minister of Industry Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita said in Jakarta on Monday, as quoted by the Ministry of Industry's website.
The Minister went on to say that the Government has completed 51 implementing regulations for Law Number 11 of 2020 on Job Creation, including Government Regulation Number 28 of 2021 (PP 28/2021) on the Implementation of the Industrial Sector.
"The regulatory scope of the PP 28/2021 includes raw materials and/or supporting materials, guidance and supervision of conformity assessment agencies, strategic industries, community participation in industrial development, as well as procedures for supervising and controlling industrial business activities and industrial estate business activities," he was quoted as saying.
The Minister also expressed optimism that PP 28/2021 will support the acceleration of the country’s industrial sector growth and boost the development to be competitive in the global arena.
The regulation states that in order to maintain the continuity of the production process and/or industrial development, the Central Government and local governments make it easier for all stakeholders to obtain raw materials and/or supporting materials.
In the meantime, industrial companies must use raw materials and/or supporting materials in the production process in an efficient, environmentally friendly, and sustainable manner.
In order to ensure the availability of raw and/or supporting materials, the Central Government will establish a commodity balance which contains complete, detailed, and accurate data regarding the need for raw materials and/or supporting materials for domestic industries.
In addition to that, both the central and local governments will also ensure the distribution of raw materials and/or supporting materials in the country.