Indonesian Chinese enterprises return to work and production under the “new normal”

A huge red and white chimney stands on the coast of Java, gently emitting white smoke. Unit 2 of Java No.7 coal-fired power plant successfully ignited on May 5, marking that Java No.7 will soon be fully put into grid connected power generation. Since June, Indonesia has begun to enter the “new normal” of epidemic prevention and control and economic restart. Large scale social restriction measures have been gradually lifted, and public places have been reopened. The vast majority of Chinese enterprises in Indonesia that were shut down due to the epidemic situation have returned to work. During a recent visit, sun Yiding, deputy director of Guohua Power Company’s representative office in Indonesia, told us that the company overcame the difficulties brought by the new crown epidemic, organized domestic key debugging personnel to return to work in an orderly manner, and strictly implemented technical and safety guarantee measures to ensure the success of unit 2 ignition. Pan Pingfeng, director of Comprehensive Department of Java No.7 project, told that since March 20, all project areas will be closed, epidemic prevention will be implemented in strict accordance with relevant requirements, public activity places will be closed and unnecessary personnel gathering will be cancelled. < / P > < p > “strict epidemic prevention measures will be implemented after the company returns to work in June. Employees must wear masks, take body temperature twice a day, and disinfect the office area regularly.” Zhang Zhaoqiang, chairman of Sany Heavy Industry’s Indonesian joint venture, told that in May, the company’s excavator sales fell by 70% year-on-year. Coupled with the fluctuation of the rupiah exchange rate, the company’s operating pressure increased sharply. < / P > < p > “fortunately, sales began to rebound in June and July, and are now close to returning to normal levels.” Zhang Zhaoqiang said that the company held an online promotion in June and received 340 excavator orders, ranking the third in the Indonesian market in the first half of this year. < / P > < p > in order to adapt to the “new normal”, some Indonesian Chinese enterprises have moved their business to the Internet. For example, Xiaokang automobile promotes sales online and improves services offline through the way of “live delivery with goods”, providing customers with door-to-door pick-up and delivery, door-to-door repair and maintenance services. Gree Indonesia company timely developed intelligent air conditioning with virus killing function according to the market epidemic prevention demand, favored by Indonesian consumers. < p > < p > the Yawan high speed railway, a key project of China and Indonesia, has been subjected to the double test of epidemic situation and high temperature. During the epidemic period, the builders of Yawan high-speed railway went against the trend and successively realized the smooth connection of tunnel 5 and Tunnel 3, and important progress was made in many projects. Zhang Chao, director of China Indonesia high speed railway joint venture, told that up to now, 25 of the controllable and key and difficult projects along the whole line of Yawan high speed railway project have been under normal construction. < / P > < p > “the project has completed more than half of the total EPC contract. Tunnel 1, the most difficult tunnel in technology, is progressing smoothly and is expected to be completed within the year. ” Zhang Chao said. < / P > < p > the representative office of China Council for the promotion of trade in Indonesia provides assistance for Chinese enterprises to resume their work and production. Sheng Chao, deputy representative of the representative office, said that in addition to providing factual proof of force majeure related to the epidemic situation for Chinese enterprises returning to work and returning to production, the representative office also provided suggestions and early warning information for enterprises to cope with the impact of the epidemic. In recent years, the economic and trade relations between China and Indonesia have become increasingly close. The cooperation between the two countries is rapidly expanding from traditional infrastructure, resources, communication and other fields to emerging fields such as finance, e-commerce, artificial intelligence and human resource development, and new growth points of cooperation are emerging.