Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration (Kemendes PDTT) - Korean Consortium Develops Lambangka Transmigration Area

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Wednesday, June 06 2018 - 23:00 IWST

Mendes PDTT Eko Putro Sandjojo (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)
Mendes PDTT Eko Putro Sandjojo (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - The Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration (Kemendes PDTT) cooperate with the Korean Consortium for the development of wood pellet industry and power plant in the Transmigration Area of ​​Labangka, Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara. The cooperation is also believed to encourage the strengthening of Rural Areas Superior Products (Prukades) in the region.

"In this partnership, a pellet factory will be created which will absorb the waste and corncob, and there will be crops and Kaliandra planted by the community, which will be exported to South Korea for biomass power plant fuel." The Korean Consortium also intends build a biomass power plant in Sumbawa, "said Minister of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration (Mendes PDTT), Eko Putro Sandjojo, while receiving the Korean Consortium hearing, in Jakarta, Tuesday (5/6/2018).

Minister Eko explained, the Korean Consortium will make a biomass power plant project with a factory capacity of 400,000 tons / year and 30 MW power generations. The power will be obtained by using corn waste fuel grown by local farmers. The investment plan reached USD 400 million.

"I am very happy and very supportive of this project plan, we will guard, if there are difficulties to be informed, the principle is to support guarding and bridging if there is difficulties in other institutions, I hope the success of this project will be the beginning for other projects in Indonesia" .

In the consortium's calculation, this project will provide an additional income for farmers around Rp 3 million per month. Apart from the corn waste purchased by the company, the income also comes from empowering the local community as a social forestry workforce by a company with an area of ​​5000 Ha. The land will be planted with gamal and kaliandra.

Sumbawa regent M Husni Djibril who also attended the meeting said the investment plan is in line with the district government program, Integrated Corn Community Movement. Although currently only planted 621 thousand tons of corn land, he believes can meet the target of 2 million tons per year required by the government.

"The corn farm is not in KTM area only, but spread in 24 districts," he said.

Director General of Transmigration Area Development (PKTrans), M. Nurdin said, the project will cooperate with BUMDes to provide the plasma. Business cooperation between the companies, BUMDes, and the Korean Consortium is expected to facilitate the licensing and licensing process of the competent authorities.

"BUMDes will collect waste to be sent to off taker, its management works in cooperation with the district government and will share BUMDes Kabupaten," he said.

Representatives from the Korean Consortium who is also CEO of GIMCO, Sangsun Lee, appreciated the investment opportunities provided by the Indonesian government to the Korean Consortium. It will also share the utilization of maize waste technology with pellets to be used at the village level. He also hopes in the future will be built a port to maximize the results of products to be exported and help the acceleration of groundbreaking.

"Once again commit this September 9th to groundbreaking," he said

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