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Amazon to invest in data center in Indonesia

Seattle-based tech giant Amazon will invest north of $2.8 billion in a data center for its cloud computing service in West Java, the province governor Ridwan Kamil said on Monday as reporter by The Jakarta Globe.

"One of the largest digital company in the world would invest between Rp 30 trillion and Rp 40 trillion [$2.1 billion to $2.8 billion] to build a data center," Ridwan said in a virtual meeting in the West Java Investment Summit 2020.

Amazon's data center would be one of the pinnacle projects that make up West Java's investment push in the next few years, the governor said. The province, home to 50 million people or roughly half of Vietnam's population, has seen investment commitment rose by sixfold to Rp 360 trillion this year compared to last year.

Ridwan said West Java several advantages compared to other provinces. First, the province has better infrastructure compared to any other region in the archipelago.  Based on data from the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), West Java managed to attract Rp 28.4 trillion, or 13.6 percent, of Indonesia's total investment in the January to September period, higher than any other provinces.  

(source: The Jakarta Globe)