Indonesia and Japan to further develop cooperation in automotive sector


Indonesian Minister of Industry Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita (right) held a meeting with Japan's Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Kōichi Hagiuda in Jakarta recently. - Vietnam News/ANN

JAKARTA, Feb 27 (Bernama): Indonesia is strengthening cooperation with Japan in electric vehicles (EV), carbon neutral fuel and biofuel to boost its automotive industry.

The current effort also in line with the government’s target to cut greenhouse gas emissions levels by almost 32 per cent by 2030, according to Indonesia’s Ministry of Industry in a statement.

"As one of the best countries in the world’s auto industry, we believe that cooperation with Japan could support our efforts to achieve carbon neutrality,” the ministry’s machinery and electronics director Taufiek Bawazier said.

During the 4th Indonesia-Japan Automotive Dialogue held here recently, Taufiek shared the overview of the country’s automotive industry, EV development goals and the battery industry.

Representatives of the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Japanese automakers attended the dialogue.

Enomoto Masato, Asia Experts Group’s chairman at Japan Automotive Manufacturers’ Association Asia, proposed a ‘multiple pathway approach’ program to achieve ‘zero emission’ in Indonesia.

Data from the Asean Automotive Federation (AAF) showed Indonesia’s auto sales in 2022 amounted to 1,048,000 units from 887,202 units in 2021.

In terms of car manufacturing, the country recorded growth of 31 per cent to 1,470,146 units from 1,121,967 units in 2021. - Bernama

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