The Indonesian textile industry plans to increase the export value of textiles and garments to $75 billion by 2030. The government recently launched the roadmap ‘Making Indonesia 4.0’ towards this. The term Industry 4.0 refers to the fourth industrial revolution in manufacturing and industry. The term strategy highlights the technological advancements, including the hi-speed internet, artificial intelligence, human-machine interface, 3D printing, robot and sensor technology, to boost industrial capacity and rapid change of production output.
RMG is one of the major priority sectors of Indonesia and the country can become a global leader under the roadmap, with manufacturing forecasts to account for 21 to 26 per cent of GDP by 2030, up from 18 per cent in 2016. It will create seven to 19 million new jobs by 2030 and that will contribute a sustainable GDP growth 1 to 2 percent.
To boost manufacturing activities, the government plans to target a series of major infrastructure projects, a supportive legal framework, and incentives for modern technology transfer and development under the ‘Making Indonesia 4.0 strategy’. To fulfill the transport and logistics demand, the government will construct 24 seaports, 3,258 km of rail lines, 2,650 km of new roads, 15 airports and mass rapid transit systems for six metropolitan areas.