ASIATODAY.ID, JAKARTA – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) fully supports the Indonesian Government in implementing the Global Eco Industrial Park (EIP) program.
Implementing EIP is one of the steps to protect the environment by creating green design for infrastructure, planning and implementing the concept of clean production, pollution prevention, waste management, emission control and energy efficiency in industrial areas.
“We encourage all industrial areas to implement the Eco Industrial Park concept with the long-term goal of Net Zero Emissions in 2050,” said the Minister of Industry of the Republic of Indonesia, Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita in Jakarta, quoted Monday (6/11/2023).
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Industry has signed the Project Document for Global Eco-Industrial Parks Program Phase II – Indonesia: Country-Level Intervention Project 2024-2028 which marks the start of Phase II of the Global Eco-Industrial Parks Program (GEIPP) project. This project is in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).
At the event, the Swiss Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia, Olivier Zehnder and UNIDO Chief Technical Adviser, Salil Dutt, were also present.
GEIPP is a program from UNIDO which aims to demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of Industrial Areas that have implemented environmentally sound concepts, especially in improving economic, environmental and social performance which contributes to inclusive and sustainable industrial development.
In Indonesia itself, the GEIPP phase I project has been running since 2020 and will end this year.
The phase II GEIPP project will be effective starting January 1 2024 and at the same time shows the seriousness of the Ministry of Industry in efforts to transform Industrial Areas (KI) into Environmentally Friendly Industrial Areas. In the phase II project there is an additional program which includes the addition of two pilot project industrial areas, namely the Medan Industrial Area (KIM) and the Greenland International Industrial Center (GIIC) Deltamas. Apart from that, there is also a program to establish an EIP Center in the PIDI 4.0 building in South Jakarta, as well as an EIP program for greenfield investment industrial areas.
To encourage the implementation of EIP, the Ministry of Industry has issued Minister of Industry Decree Number 3174 of 2022 regarding the Inter-Ministerial Forum for the Acceleration of Eco Industrial Park (EIP) Development.
“This forum involves 11 ministries/institutions that have roles according to their field of work to implement EIP in Indonesia and is expected to produce input, formulation or concept for EIP for industrial areas in Indonesia. Apart from that, it can provide guidance for stakeholders in mapping environmentally sound industrial areas according to their field of work,” said Agus.
It is hoped that the Ministerial Decree can be implemented into a Minister of Industry Regulation on EIP which will later become a technical guideline for the implementation of EIP in Indonesia.
As a reference, Indonesia together with South Africa, Peru, Vietnam, Ukraine, Egypt and Colombia are the countries selected to run the GEIPP pilot project by UNIDO. This means that the success of these countries in implementing EIP will become a guide for other countries.
The Director General of Resilience, Regionalization and Industrial Access at the Ministry of Industry, Eko S.A Cahyanto, said that the GEIPP phase II program is also expected to make a positive contribution to the more sustainable development of Indonesian industry and achieve the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) target in accordance with the Paris Agreement. .
“In the future, the existing industrial area will be developed into a Smart Eco Industrial Park which prioritizes environmental, economic and social performance, as well as increasing connectivity and communication through minimizing environmental impacts and digital transformation,” explained Eko. (AT Network)
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