Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Indonesia to launch helpdesk for distressed industries
Indonesia to launch helpdesk for distressed industries
05
Oct '15
The Indonesian government will launch a help desk dedicated to helping to solve problems in the textile and footwear industries in a bid to prevent more layoffs in labour-intensive businesses, according to newspaper reports in the country.

The Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) and several ministries including the Trade Ministry, Industry Ministry, Manpower Ministry, Finance Ministry and Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry are preparing to launch the dedicated desk.

BKPM head Franky Sibarani told reporters in Jakarta that the special desk would be located at the BKPM office and was set to launch on October 9.

The desk will receive and identify problems experienced by companies in the industries and offer them specific and applicable solutions. Companies that face mass layoffs can also ask the help desk to find financing assistance from state-lenders or to ask for more time to pay tax or electricity bills.

Franky said the initiative is currently focusing on textile and shoe industries as they are prone to layoffs due to the sluggish economy.

Franky added that many companies had complained about soaring prices of raw materials, most of which are imported, as the rupiah plunged to more than 14,700 to a dollar, a level unseen since the 1998 financial crisis.

They also complained about illegal textile and apparel imports.

In a statement, BKPM said the textile industry has laid off around 39,000 workers recently. However, the BKPM also noted a 58 per cent increase in textile industry investment realization value during the first half of this year, to Rp 3.88 trillion ($264,67 million).

According to the Indonesia Textile Association (API), at least 6,000 of the 1.5 million workers in that sector were laid off in May. But it also noted that the garment industry in Central Java suffered a shortage of 8,000 workers.

Franky said such an “anomaly” encouraged the government to take immediate steps to save existing companies in the industries by establishing the help desk. The desk would comprise three parties – officials from the associations, the BKPM and the ministries concerned. Officials from the ministries in charge would be available on an on-call basis depending on the problems raised by companies. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 29th Apr 2017

Textile sector may have uniform GST rate: Irani

The textile sector could have a uniform Goods and Services Tax (GST)...

Textiles | On 30th Apr 2017

Government revamping tech mission on cotton

Indian Government is working to revamp the technology mission on...

Apparel/Garments | On 30th Apr 2017

Columbia Sportswear records Q1 net sales of $543.8 mn

Columbia Sportswear Company has announced record net sales of $543.8...

Interviews View All

Pratik Bachkaniwala
Palod Himson Machines

Fabric processing machines are picking up

Mandeep Nagi
Shades of India

Women value something that is unique and has a flavour of India

DK Sharma
Velocity Apparelz

We constantly communicate with employees at all levels

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
April 2017

April 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X