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Indonesia steel industry needs additional 15,000 workers by 2025

Staff Writer |
Tempo reported that Indonesia’s Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto at the ground breaking of the industrial vocational school of PT Gunung Raja Paksi said that "To reach the target of 10 million tonnes, we would need some 15000 more workers."

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"Despite its advanced technology, the industry would still need a massive work force for production.”

On the occasion, the minister witnessed the signing of an agreement on cooperation in human resource development in the steel industry.

The agreement was signed by the ministry's secretary general Haris Munandar and President Director of PT Gunung Raja Paksi Aloisius Maseimilan.

Under the agreement, the national steel producer would help the government provide competent human resources for the industry.

The government has launched the vocational education program to match the industry demand of work forces in Indonesia, and provide a tax deduction of 200 percent for the domestic industry that could contribute to human resource development under the program.

Mr Airlangga noted that "As of now, 745 industries and 2,074 vocational schools are involved in the program.

"The program could not run well without the support of the industry.”

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