Sentani, Jubi – PT Semen Indonesia Tbk and Jayapura regency agreed to work together to build a cement factory in Jayapura, which will be the first such plant in Papua.
Construction of the 150-million-dollar plant is due to start in January 2016 with a production capacity of about 1 million tonnes per year and expected to be completed within three years.
The construction and financing of the plant is coordinated by PT Semen Indonesia Tbk, while Jayapura regency is to help in socializing and talking with local people whose location will be used for the development of the industry.
The cooperation was held in the event of Launching Activities PT Semen Indonesia Tbk with Jayapura regency last week.
PT Semen Indonesia was represented by Director of Business Development and Business Strategy, Rizkan Chandra and Suparni serves as Managing Director while. Jayapura regency was represented by Jayapura Regent Mathius Awoitauw.
“It’s like a match between Jayapura and Indonesia Cement. They have the skills and desire to develop the cement industry in Papua as it can be efficiency of distribution costs and the anticipated increase in cement consumption and export opportunities to PNG. Jayapura residents want a variety of strategic industries that require cement easily so Jayapura economies would grow more rapidly. When the industry is built, the economy could grow stronger, the quality of life of the people is increasing, “Mathius Awoitauw conveyed, at a press conference at the VIP Room Regent Office on Thursday (02/04/2015).
Meanwhile, Rizkan Chandra said he was grateful for PT Semen Indonesia plans to build an integrated cement plant in Jayapura and welcomed by the Regent and his staff. “It’s a step forward for the people of Papua in Jayapura and generally,” he said. (Engelberth Wally/ Tina)