Karawang New Industry City Breaks Ground

02/06/2018 Latest News, Member News

On December 6, 2017, senior Indonesian government officials broke grounds on Karawang New Industry City (KNIC). Strategically located about 50km east of Jakarta, KNIC supports the Indonesian government’s commitment to economic and social progress. Connected to major national transport infrastructure, and designed as an industrial ecosystem that is built for innovation and growth, KNIC is poised to contribute to the growth and prosperity of the residents of Karawang and beyond.

Occupying approximately 200 hectares of land as the first phase of development, in the heart of Indonesia’s manufacturing capital and in between the nation’s two largest cities – Jakarta and East Jakarta, KNIC features first-rate infrastructure, digital connectivity, and exceptional facilities and amenities – all supported by the world’s best practices in township management. It is built to maximize operational efficiency and synergy for partners and tenants in industry sectors such as automotive, construction materials, consumer electronics, and logistic services.

The KNIC groundbreaking ceremony was attended by more than 180 guests and graced by the Director General of Industrial Estate Development of the Ministry of Industry, I Gusti Putu Suryawirawan; Deputy of Capital Investment Planning of the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), Tamba Parulian Hutapea, Vice Regent of Karawang Regional Government, Ahmad Zamakhsyari and Deputy of Infrastructure of Creative Economy Agency, Hari Santosa Sungkari.

Government officials in attendance spoke of Karawang and KNIC’s immense potential in helping companies innovate and grow, optimize productivity and strengthen competitive advantage.

Mr. I Gusti Putu Suryawirawan, said, “The Government looks forward to the role that Karawang New Industry City will play in revitalising the industrial estate businesses and elevating Karawang’s status as a new economic centre. I am confident that KNIC has the potential to generate sustainable growth and prosperity for the communities in Karawang, contributing to the nation’s economic agenda, in line with President Jokowi’s nine priorities for Indonesia or Nawacita in Bahasa Indonesia.”

Deputy of Capital Investment Planning of the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board, Tamba Parulian Hutapea reaffirmed the Indonesian government’s full support of global investment in infrastructure development in Indonesia, including the development of new industry cities in Karawang and the resulting positive economic impact and social benefits.

Echoing the same sentiment, Ahmad Zamakhsyari, Vice Regent of Karawang, emphasised that the priority is to continually translate the progress of Karawang into economic benefits and prosperity for its people.  He extends a warm welcome to future investors of Karawang New Industry City.  Karawang New Industry City is a world-class development for innovation and growth within a bolstered economy.