President of the Republic of Serbia Tomislav Nikolić and the President of the
company "Indofood" Anton Salim have opened factory for the production
of instant noodles in ribbon cutting ceremony. The opening ceremony was also attended
by the president of The Provincial Government Igor Mirović, The Ambassador of
Indonesia to Serbia Hari Richard James Kandu and the mayor of Indjija Vladimir
Nikolić said that the opening of the factory was very important for Indjija,
but also for Serbia too, because it represented an opportunity for development
of Serbia. Not only employees but also suppliers of „Indofood“ and farmers will
have benefits from the opening of the factory. "The first important
effects for the Serbian economy are already visible, because in the process of
construction of this plant a large number of local companies, suppliers of raw
and technical materials and a significant number of constraction and assembly
workers were involved. The factory building process has by itself created jobs
for domestic workers," President Nikolić said.
Mirović said that he was very happy that the company „Indofood“ had chosen
Serbia and Vojvodina for its investment whose value exceeds 11 million euros,
because, as he pointed out, Serbia is really the best place to invest in this
part of Europe. "We will be successful only if we come to the point that
all municipalities in Vojvodina have at least one such large investor," president
The mayor of
Indjija Vladimir Gak thanked to the representatives of the Indonesian company because
they have decided to invest in the municipality of Indjija, he has also said he
hopes that idea of opening the Indonesian working zone in Indjija will be
expressed satisfaction that over 100 workers from Indjija will find a job in
the first stage and pointed out that the local government would provide all
support to "Indofood" to expand its work and employ more people. "I am happy for my citizens that they will have
the opportunity to work in a factory that becomes the center of Europe for
supplying and exporting instant noodles. I am
sure that many Indonesian companies will follow the path of "Indofood"
and town of Indjija will do everything to make investors feel welcome in our
community," said Mr. Gak.
opening ceremony, The Ambassador of Indonesia to Serbia Harry Richard James
Kandu and the President of the company "Indofood" Anton Salim also
spoke about the significance of this investment.
The company "Indofood" is the largest
producer of instant noodles in the world, the investment in Indjija factory has
been 11 millions of euros and it is the first investment of an Indonesian
company in Serbia but also in Europe too.