Ahmedabad: Along with a group of industrialists from Gujarat, Hariyanta Soetarto, Acting Consulate General of Indonesia to India, recently visited Cluster Pulse, an economic development agency based in Ahmedabad, along with his colleagues Budi Santoso, Martin Hutabarat, Vijay Tawde and Tapan Chakravarty.
They discussed the possibility of cluster twinning between Indonesia and Gujarat to create competitiveness of both economies.
17 clusters were identified, which are common between India and Indonesia (List attached). It was proposed to sign sister city arrangements between these clusters.
The benefit will be joint research and development, sharing of best practices, innovation promotion, SME competitiveness, access to finance, training of manpower for skill development and greater market access to both clusters in each other markets.