Since the 1970s Indonesia has been trying to move from an agrarian or agricultural country to an industrial country. The industrial sector is considered to have an important role in national development because it can help improve the national economy. In addition, the industrial sector can help create the millions of jobs needed. To support the industrial sector in Indonesia, reliable supporting infrastructure is needed, one of which is the existence of an Industrial Estate near Jakarta.
The existence of industrial estates aims to increase industrial efficiency and productivity as well as facilitate the process of industrial regulation and supervision by the government. As it is known that the existence of factories or manufactures in an industrial area must pay attention to the interests of the community, especially related to the impact of pollution, noise production activities and environmental impacts around the industrial area. The government even issued a number of policies encouraging industrial areas to be built specifically outside the city and away from settlements with the intention of not disturbing the comfort of residents around the industrial area.
Industrial estates have an important role in the development of the industrial sector in Indonesia. An industrial area is an area specifically used for industrial activities, which consists of a number of facilities and supporting infrastructure. The existence of industrial estates aims to increase industrial efficiency and productivity as well as facilitate the process of industrial regulation and supervision by the government.
Initially, many industrial areas were located close to Jakarta. However, over time, when the population of Jakarta continued to grow and land became increasingly limited, the existence of an industrial area close to Jakarta was finally evaluated. The existence of factories or manufacturers in industrial areas must monitor the community, especially in terms of pollution, noise from production activities as well as environmental impacts and congestion around industrial areas.
The government even issued a number of policies encouraging industrial areas to be built specifically outside the city and away from settlements so as not to disturb the comfort of the surrounding residents. There are many Industrial Estates near Jakarta which consist of many factories and manufacturing facilities. Generally scattered in the Cikarang, Karawang and Bekasi areas with an area of each that can reach thousands of hectares.
One of the Industrial Estate near Jakarta, namely Jatiluhur Industrial Smart City (JISC) which was developed by PT. Multi Optimal Sentosa. JISC in Purwakarta Regency, West Java, which extends directly to the eastern end of the Industrial Corridor between Jakarta and Cikampek, which has long been known as a special industrial area. JISC does not only function as an industrial area but also as a smart city that is modern and equipped with a number of complete facilities.
As one of the Industrial Estate near Jakarta, JISC itself has a number of special areas that have been designed and adapted to their needs and functions from the start. The special areas in question are industrial areas, residential areas and commercial areas. JISC’s land area as a whole reaches 1,200 hectares.
The advantage of the JISC area as an Industrial Estate near Jakarta is the ease of connectivity access to transportation where JISC is connected to access to two main highways. The location of JISC is indeed located in the middle between the two main cities on the island of Java, namely Jakarta and Bandung and close to the border of the province of Central Java. This certainly makes JISC have high economic value.
Given its important role and function in supporting the industrial sector, the JISC area has continued to develop in recent years with a number of innovations and creations. This is none other than to realize JISC’s role as an Industrial Estate near Jakarta and the realization of a modern smart city area that is integrated with industrial areas and becomes a center of economic growth in the Purwakarta district and its surroundings.