State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir affirmed that Pelindo's merger had helped to realize President Joko Widodo's (Jokowi's) aspirations regarding Indonesia's readiness and competitiveness in the global market. "This merger had been able to realize President Jokowi's hopes for these past seven years," Minister Thohir said. The minister later noted that the merger of Pelindo I, II, III, and IV to create one entity Pelindo could cut logistics costs and strengthen maritime connectivity in a bid to make Indonesia more competitive. As a result of the merger, Pelindo also becomes the eighth-largest container terminal operator in the world.
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