Meet Minister Airlangga, Semen Baturaja Boss Reports New Plant Development
By : Ridwan And Aldi Firhand. A | Thursday, August 31 2017 - 22:06 IWST
Menperin Airlangga Hartarto along with President Director of PT Semen Baturaja Rahmad Pribadi (Photo Ridwan)
INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Minister of Industry, Airlangga Hartarto today received a visit from President Commissioner of PT Semen Baturaja, Harjanto and President Director of PT Semen Baturaja, Rahmat Pribadi at Kemenperin Office, Jakarta.
"They are reporting the development of a new factory that has been completed and will be inaugurated in November this year." With the new plant, the production will double to 4 million tons per year, "said Airlangga in Jakarta (31/8/2017).
Previously, Minister of Industry, Airlangga Hartarto convey the cement industry is one of the mainstay of the national economic support because the basis of physical development is cement and steel.
"In the last three years there has been a tremendous expansion of the cement industry and its production capacity is excessive," he said.
He added that the government continues to encourage the construction of various infrastructures so that the cement industry is expected to take this opportunity.
Furthermore, he said, one of the challenges of the cement industry today is how to operate more efficiently especially now that there is no prohibition to open a new factory.
"Therefore, it also encourages efficiency in terms of production costs such as using electricity from its own generators that come from coal energy," he said.
On the other hand, President Director of PT Semen Baturaja, Rahmad Pribadi, said that the company's sales target this year is up 23 percent compared to 2016. The company is optimistic to reach the target, because the market condition in South Sumatera (Sumbagsel) is currently quite good.
The company also targets the efficiency up to the end of the year to reach Rp 70 to Rp 100 billion through various measures. "Among them reduce clinker, energy savings through the use of coal with low calorie, long-term coal procurement contract until 2020 and the use of cheaper electricity tariffs," he concluded.