On 31 August 2021, EuroCham was invited by the Ministry of Transportation to a consultation event for the drafting of a roadmap on modernization of the truck fleet in Indonesia. This event is part of the collaboration between the Directorate General of Land Transport of Indonesia with the Germany Government through GIZ TRANSfer III Program. The meeting was opened by the Director General of Land Transport of Indonesia, Budi Setiyadi, which was followed by a presentation about the TRANSfer III Program and the Draft Roadmap for Modernization of Truck Fleet in Indonesia by the GIZ.
This meeting highlighted that modernization of truck fleet will reduce air pollution and increase energy efficiency. A successful modernization of truck fleet program is the responsibility of all elements within the government as well as the private sector. Therefore, drafting of a roadmap should not only consider the benefit from the modernization of truck fleet but also anticipates impacts to industry players and other stakeholders. A roadmap is hoped can be used as a guideline for the implementation schedule.
EuroCham officially launched its annual Position Papers 2021 publication through a Webinar entitled, “Acceleration of the Economic Recovery through Structural Reforms”. The Position Papers 2021 consists of 13 sectoral papers and 1 Executive Summary that reflects European businesses' experiences and views conveyed with the intent on improving Indonesia’s economic competitiveness and ease of doing business. This event was participated by Ambassador Vincent Piket (EU Ambassador to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam), Julien Steimer (the Chairman of EuroCham), and Corine Tap (the Immediate Past Chair of EuroCham), in their capacity as key representatives of Europe and European businesses in Indonesia wherein they conveyed views in support of the government's efforts to carry out structural reforms needed to accelerate economic recovery.
The event invited Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto, who provided the keynote address on the National Program for Economic Recovery, particularly in regards to the role of the private sector. The event’s panel discussion included distinguished speakers from government as represented by Indonesia’s Trade Minister, Muhammad Lutfi, Febrio Kacaribu (Chair of the Fiscal Policy Agency), as well as Eko SA Cahyanto (Director-General of Resilience, Territorial and International Industrial Access of the Ministry of Industry). EuroCham member’s viewpoints and recommendations were conveyed in the panel discussion by the Head of the EuroCham Export-Import Procedures Working Group, Rachmat Hidayat, that touched on the current potential and challenges of doing business in Indonesia. This panel discussion also touched on the structural reforms currently being carried out to accelerate the country’s economic recovery. The discussions were moderated by the Deputy Head of the EuroCham Finance, Taxation, and Investment Working Group, Leonard Anilaputra Eggert.
The EuroCham Position Papers 2021 can be accessed at: http://eurocham.id/publications