House of Representatives: National Fertilizer Industry Must Be Fully Adhered to World Fertilizer Price Competition

By : Hariyanto And Aldi Firhand. A | Sunday, May 13 2018 - 00:12 IWST

Pupuk Sriwijaya
Pupuk Sriwijaya

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Vice Chairman of Commission VI of the House of Representatives, Dito Ganinduto, warned that the national fertilizer industry should be able to follow the world fertilizer price competition through efficient fertilizer production.

This was revealed by Dito Ganinduto while visiting the ground breaking of NPK fertilizer plant at PT Pupuk Sriwijaya (Pusri), Palembang, as quoted by press release received in Jakarta, Friday (5/11/2018).

Dito hopes, PT Pusri as one of the national fertilizer industry can run a "public service obligation" (PSO) or a good public service obligation for farming communities.

"With the competition in this world of globalization, the fertilizer production of PT Pusri must be able to follow the trend of globalization in terms of cost efficiency of production," said Dito Ganinduto.

According to him, by streamlining the cost of fertilizer production, the farmers are expected to obtain cheap and affordable fertilizer. "This cheap fertilizer, at the same time can reduce the burden of subsidies from the government to farmers," he said.

Previously, reportedly the government will remove the subsidies for the national fertilizer industry. The fertilizer subsidy will be transformed into direct subsidies to farmers through Farmer Card, so that the fertilizer production process in the future is expected to be more efficient. "The scheme is expected to reduce the burden on the state budget," he said.

Ground Breaking of the NPK fertilizer plant at PT Pusri was held on Friday, along with the launch of an industrial vocational program by Airlangga Hartarto Minister of Industry in South Sumatra.

The program involves 48 industries and 176 Vocational schools from South Sumatera, Jambi, Bengkulu, Bangka Belitung and Lampung provinces.

News Comment

Today's Industry

President Joko Widodo

Jumat, 24 September 2021 - 20:15 WIB

Indonesia Has Enormous Potential to Become Global Maritime Axis, President Jokowi Says

Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelagic country with 17,000 islands, a coastline of more than 108,000 kilometers and the world’s largest marine biodiversity, should become the world’s…

Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati/ Photo by: PR of Cabinet Secretariat.

Jumat, 24 September 2021 - 18:48 WIB

State Budget Performance Improves; Economic Recovery Makes Headway: Sri Mulyani

The realization of this year’s State Budget until August 2021 has shown good performance, marked by maintained growth in expenditure realization of Rp1,560.8 trillion or a growth of 1.5 percent,…

President Jokowi accompanied by Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung to conduct a working visit to Cilacap regency, Central Java province (23/09/2021). (Photo by: Presidential Secretariat’s Press, Media, and Information Bureau/Laily Rachev)

Jumat, 24 September 2021 - 17:10 WIB

President Jokowi Kicks Off C. Java Working Visit

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Thursday (23/09) accompanied by Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung left for Cilacap regency, Central Java province for a working visit.

President Joko Widodo delivers his remarks through video conference at the 76th UNGA General Debate Session on Thursday (09/23) Western Indonesia Time. Photo by: PR of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Jumat, 24 September 2021 - 16:37 WIB

President Jokowi: Inclusiveness is Top Priority for Indonesia’s G20 Presidency

Indonesia will make the best endeavor to ensure that the G20 can benefit all countries, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has stated.

Indonesian Ambassador to the United Nations Darmansjah Djumala receives award from the IAEA and the FAO in Vienna, Austria, Monday (20/9). (Photo: PR of BRIN)

Rabu, 22 September 2021 - 19:30 WIB

Indonesia Wins Award on Food Plant Breeding from FAO, IAEA

Indonesia has received an outstanding achievement award from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency or IAEA.