Alongside tackling COVID-19, Indonesia is seeking to capitalise on supply chain shifts in Southeast Asia – an existing trend which the pandemic may accelerate.
Asia House Corporate Members were briefed on these efforts and Indonesia’s wider economic strategy by Luhut Pandjaitan, Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, today [8 July].
As well as outlining Indonesia’s response to the pandemic and efforts to contribute to the global recovery, the Minister shared an assessment of the economic impact of COVID-19, and the areas of Indonesia’s economy expected to drive future growth out of the crisis. He also shared information and guidance for businesses thinking of investing in the country.
Asia House Corporate Members took part in the discussion and asked a range of questions, from the status of planned infrastructure projects in Indonesia – including the proposed capital city move – to the projected COVID-19 infection rates across the archipelago nation.
The Minister was also asked about Indonesia’s investment strategy, its taxation policy towards tech companies, and Jakarta’s regional relationships with China and ASEAN amid rising international tensions.
Convened exclusively for Asia House Corporate Members, the briefing was chaired by Michael Lawrence, Chief Executive of Asia House.
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