July 2, 2020, 04.43 PM

Ridwan is confident that Swedish businesses can play a significant role in keeping West Java’s economy in the positive range until the end of the year.

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“For example, let’s say H&M returns to West Java with a full production capacity. I also wish the same for IKEA. That would greatly support our economic scenario. It would ensure we would have positive economic growth at end-2020 and experience an uptick in 2021," said Ridwan.

"Perhaps it would return West Java’s economy back to the 5 percent range,” said the West Java Governor.

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A representative from Astra Zeneca, Mr. CA, expressed the company’s support towards the West Java Provincial Government’s management of the coronavirus pandemic while simultaneously restarting 70 percent of economic activities.

Mr. CA mentioned that Astra Zeneca has already begun the full operation of its factory.

“We would like to report that Astra Zeneca’s factory is operating back to normal at 100 percent capacity. We are a pharmaceutical company thus ensuring a steady stock of medicine is our top priority. Thus, our fully-operating factory during the coronavirus pandemic is essential,” said Mr. CA. 

(Writer: Bandung Contributor, Dendi Ramdhani | Editor: Aprillia Ika) 

Source: https://regional.kompas.com/read/2020/07/01/17461501/ridwan-kamil-minta-pengusaha-swedia-bantu-gairahkan-ekonomi-jabar

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