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PT Garam to build Kupang Bay salt farm in 2012

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 18 2011   /  08:00 am

State salt producer PT Garam will begin building a 4,000-hectare salt plantation in Kupang Bay, East Nusa Tenggara, in 2012. The firm expects production, which would begin in 2013, to increase national salt production by 500,000 tons.

PT Garam president director Slamet Untung Irredenta said the initial investment would be around Rp 500 billion (US$58.5 million).

“The investment will be disbursed by the Industry Ministry and would be utilized for land management purposes,” Slamet told The Jakarta Post by phone on Sunday, adding that the investment would not include costs for infrastructure.

“Costs for construction of a seaport, power plant and road access to the plantation can be determined after we finish the detailed engineering design for the plantation, hopefully by the end of the year,” he said, adding that the company also planned to establish another s...