Indonesia to build textiles city in West Java

Jakarta (Antara News/Asia Pulse) - The Indonesian government and private investors plan to make Majalengka in West Java a textiles city under a program to cost Rp1.7 trillion (US$190 million).

Majalengka would be the country's first industrial estate specially for textiles and textile products, Metal, Machine, Textile and Multifarious Industries Director General Ansari Bukhari said.

The central and regional administrations and the Indonesian Textile Association (API) are serious about carrying out a feasibility study on the project, to be completed in three years.

Many textile factories in areas prone to flooding south of the West Java capital of Bandung would be moved to Majalengka, he said.
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