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Jakarta Post

Companies keep doing business in Palu special economic zone despite outbreak

  • Ruslan Sangadji

    The Jakarta Post

Palu, Central Sulawesi   /   Tue, April 21 2020   /  01:50 am

City-owned developer PT Bangun Palu Sulawesi Tengah (BPST), which oversees the development of the Palu Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Central Sulawesi, has reported that at least two manufacturers are still operating in the industrial district amid the unfolding COVID-19 outbreak.

Moringa processing company PT Moringa Organik Celebes Indonesia (MOCI), which operates in the SEZ, is developing an integrated machine to process moringa leaves and seeds, said BPST president commissioner Iwan Yunus recently.

MOCI has planted drumstick trees on a 10-hectare piece of land to provide raw materials for its factory. The company is seeking to produce 20 tons of moringa powder from a 40 ha plantation.

It is also planning to sell its products to the European market by partnering with PT Moringa Indonesia.

“The company, therefore, will partner with farmers’ groups,” sa...