US Investors Coordination with NSC on Investment in Natuna, …

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JAKARTA – The commitment of a financial institution from the United States, the International Development Finance Corporation (IDFC), to invest in Indonesia has reached an advanced stage. This was revealed in a letter sent by Adam Boehler, CEO of IDFC, to the Indonesian Government through the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan.

In the letter, Adam Boehler said that currently IDFC is coordinating with the National Security Council (NSC) or the US National Security Council. The NSC will lead the inter-agency coordination in the US to develop cooperation ideas offered by the Indonesian Government.

“Pak Luhut really appreciated the positive response from the US through the IDFC and their desire to become a valuable partner for Indonesia. According to their request, the government will provide further guidelines for cooperation in several sectors, ”said the spokesman for the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Jodi Mahardi, in a written statement, Thursday (6/8/2020).

The cooperation commitment will focus on developments in the fields of pharmaceuticals, defense and security, energy, as well as for the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) which will become a new funding platform for projects in Indonesia.

IDFC is mandated to use US Government resources to stimulate more interest and interest in the private sector, and to facilitate sustainable development in Indonesia’s territory. IDFC also works closely with similar financial institutions from Australia and Japan to achieve this goal. (Also read: Revealed! Former Advisor Reveals the Reason for US Refusing to Invest in RI)

Responding to the world situation during the pandemic, IDFC is interested in cooperating with Indonesia in the pharmaceutical field. Coordinating Minister Luhut some time ago also said that the US government wanted to relocate its pharmaceutical industry to Indonesia.

Then the defense and security sector also attracted interest in cooperation, and IDFC was interested in investing in one of them in the Natuna region. Indonesia as a maritime country requires investment in its outer islands, so investment in this field will also help uphold national sovereignty and improve state security. IDFC and other US agencies have infrastructure financing instruments that can be used for investment development in Natuna.

IDFC is also exploring investment opportunities in the energy sector, which has a huge potential in Indonesia from upstream to downstream. The government will immediately coordinate with relevant ministries and agencies to increase investment opportunities in this field.

(Week)

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