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Central Java most ready to set up timber terminal

  • Suherdjoko

    The Jakarta Post

Semarang   /   Wed, April 8 2009   /  03:48 pm

Central Java is the best-equipped province to establish a timber terminal, says Industry Minister Fahmi Idris. "It only needs to decide the state enterprise managing it, and to wait for approval from the local legis-lature," Fahmi said recently in Semarang. The proposed terminal was projected to be set up in 2008, but was delayed a year. Fahmi said he expected the country's first timber terminal to come into being in the last quarter of this year in Kendal regency. He added the construction of the terminal in Central Java was expected to run smoothly thanks to an agreement between the regency and provincial administrations on the aspects of location, machinery and buildings. The construction of the terminal in Kendal was planned five years ago, but was put on hold due to financial constraints. The Kendal regency administration has provided a 2.5-he...