Logistics business players call for active participation and total involvement of provincial government in building connectivity within the province, thus supporting more efficient cargo distribution and any kind of logistics activities.
The connectivity, according to Yukki Nugrahawan Hanafi, Chairman of Indonesia Logistics and Forwarders’ Association (ALFI/ILFA), includes both: connection among the modes of transportation and between transportation infrastructure with the centres of industries.
West Java, Yukki said, has provided high contribution to the national economy growth, thanks to the high contribution of industries and agricultural products.
“So, it is so crucial to support this region with a better connectivity, thus supporting a fluent flow of product distribution, raw material supply to the industry, and the logistics activities, in general, of course,” Yukki.
Yukki said these in his remark speech for the Seminar & Regional Executive Meeting (Rapimwil) of ALFI West Java, on Tuesday, February 11, industry centre of Kawasan Industri Suryacipta, East Karawang.
Better connectivity will also attract more investment to this province. Additionally, better connectivity is also needed to support the activities at Jakarta as the Capital City.
Hence, he expects the Provincial Government of West Java, in coordination with Central Government, to play key role in building connectivity and integrated logistics.
“This is also to support and create a more conducive and sustainable industry ecosystem and more competitive industry products as well,” he said.
In addition, Yukki also asked the provincial government to fully support the development and operation of two new main logistics infrastructure at West Java: Patimban Seaport and Kertajati Airport.
“They (Patimban and Kertajati) will playe key role in supporting the industry and logistics activities at this province,” he said.