President Joko Widodo inaugurated the Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) factory in Pelalawan Regency, Riau Province on Friday (21/2). In his speech, he admitted that he was surprised because he had just learned that APR has advanced technology to produce 200 million industrial plant seeds in the form of acacia and eucalyptus. President Joko Widodo also admired the APR technology which is able to process wood fibers into rayon type textile.
He added that the Indonesian government is committed to supporting the investment climate because many people do not yet realize that the business community has a major role in supporting the circulation of money and also the economy. Therefore, he asked the Ministry of Industry to support the development of the Indonesian garment industry in a bid to go global more widely. (Ant)