14 Feb 2012

Papua to get huge cement factory

7:29 am on 14 February 2012

The largest cement producing company in Indonesia, Semen Gresik, is planning on building an integrated factory worth 1.3 million US dollars in Manokwari in Papua in 2014.

The Chief Executive Officer Dwi Sutjipto told Tempo Interactive the investment is around 200 US dollars per ton, which makes a total of 1.3 million.

Mr Sutjipto says the factory would be capable of producing 600,000 tonnes per year-in Papua and is aimed at establishing market domination in Indonesia's Eastern regions.

He says so far cement supply for Indonesia's Eastern regions have come from Makassar in Indonesia.

Semen Gresik has been constructing a packing plant in Sorong since late last year, in order to begin the project.

The plant is expected to be operational in August.