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Ministry of Villages, Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration writes a response to the article titled Fees for Positions in Kalibata in Tempo English April 12-18, 2021 issue.
Recreating Silicon Valley is not as easy as turning the back of one’s hand. Without a solid ecosystem in place, the Algorithm Hill project in Sukabumi, West Java, could well be mere business cunning out to grab tax deductions and import duty waivers while establishing a special economic zone.
THE Cikidang Plantation Resort run by PT Bintangraya Lokalestari in the Sukabumi Regency, West Java, will be transformed into a research and tech innovation complex dubbed Bukit Algoritma. To Dhanny Handoko, owner of Bintangraya, the project is a new hope after the company’s old plan to turn its land in Cikidang into the Sukabumi Special Economic Zone continues to fail. “Not just to return to how things were, but also to become more relevant in the future in the field of technology,” Dhanny said to Tempo journalist, M. A. Murtadho, in Cikidang, Wednesday, April 14.
Politician Budiman Sudjatmiko promises to build a tech complex called the Bukit Algoritma, or Algorithm Hill. Touted to be the Silicon Valley of Indonesia, the new project means to attract investors to the currently neglected Sukabumi Special Economic Zone.
Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mohammad Mahfud Md. is threatening debtors of the Bank Indonesia Liquidity Assistance (BLBI) funds, including Sjamsul Nursalim, with sequestering (gijzeling) if they fail to pay what they owe to BLBI. They can also face criminal charges.