MAKASSAR, – One indicator of an area will progress and develop is the presence of investment. This was stated by the Governor of Maluku Murad Ismail when opening the Business and Investment Forum at the Lotus Ballroom Hotel Four Points By Sheraton, Saturday, (05/02/2022).
For this reason, the regional head hopes that the forum, which is a collaboration between HIPMI Maluku and the Moluccas Dekranasda, will become an opportunity for investors to enter Maluku.
“Through the Business and Investment Forum, we hope that Maluku Province will become a welcome area for investors. Because, with the entry of investment, it will provide profits for the region, “said the former Brimob Dankor.
According to the governor, investment is very important from the start to prepare for planned and unplanned needs in the future.
“As a province with an archipelagic character, Maluku has four excellent potentials, namely the potential in the fields of marine and fisheries, tourism, agriculture and mining. However, it has not been used optimally, so it becomes an opportunity to be developed and collaborated,” said Murad.
At that time, the retired three-star general revealed the reason why the province of South Sulawesi (Sulsel) was chosen as the venue for the activities, because it was the largest business and economic center in eastern Indonesia and synergized development programs between regions in eastern Indonesia, in increasing new economic growth. .
“Therefore, the forum, which was followed up by the signing of the cooperation between the Maluku-Sulsel provincial government, the Maluku-South Sulawesi Dekranasda and the Maluku-South Sulawesi HIPMI BPD, can provide benefits for accelerating development acceleration in Maluku and South Sulawesi,” concluded the Governor.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Sakti Wahyu Trenggono who was present at the forum explained that the world market value in 2020 reached Rp. 150 billion dollars in the fisheries sector, while the export value of Indonesian fishery products has only reached Rp. 5.2 billion dollars.
This condition, he said, apart from being a challenge, must also be considered as an opportunity that must be filled with fishery products.
“Where is the eastern region of Indonesia, has huge potential. So the economic value commodities that we can develop are Shrimp, Tuna, Skipjack, Squid, Octopus, Crab, Lobster and Seaweed,” explained Trenggono.
On the other hand, according to the minister, in the context of implementing economic programs that are the direction of global development and making it ecological in the development of the marine and fisheries sector, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries has established a quota-based measurable fishing policy in each fisheries management area for ecological sustainability.
“Of course we want to build Indonesian fisheries in a new era that is more advanced, prosperous, just and sustainable,” said Trenggono.
Still in the same place, General Chairperson of the Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Association (HIPMI) Mardani Maming admitted that Maluku has marine waters that contain a lot of marine products. He even dreams of investing in the marine fisheries sector in collaboration with the Maluku provincial government.
“Indeed, the challenges are not small, but believe me, everyone who succeeds in conquering the challenges is the owner of the future. Because to be honest, I am amazed by today’s innovation models that should be appreciated,” said Maming.
Seen, the forum activity was attended by the Deputy Governor of Maluku Barnabas Natanhiel Orno, Acting Maluku Regional Secretary Sadali Ie, a number of OPD leaders within the Maluku and South Sulawesi Provincial Governments, Maluku DPRD Chairman Lucky Wattimury, Ambon Mayor Richard Louhenapessy, a number of OPD leaders within the Makassar City Government and other invitees. (Adpim Bureau of the Maluku Regional Secretariat)