Pursue Self-Sufficiency Sugar, Please Build 10 Factory

State-Owned Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, reveals that there is still a long way to achieve self-sufficiency in Indonesia.

He acknowledged, self-sufficiency can not be achieved although the largest sugar factory in Indonesia which built PT Industri Gula Glenmore already operating.

“To be able to achieve self-sufficiency in sugar, it took a minimum of 10 plants like this again (factory Glenmore),” Dahlan said, when met after the event determining the sugar plant construction contractor in the Ministry of Enterprise, Jakarta.

Dahlan said that the company already has plans to build a similar plant. However, at this time has not been able to find where the exact location.

Former president of the National Electricity Company also said, not knowing whether the factories that will be done by the private sector in collaboration with state or inter-state again.

For location, Dahlan admitted still looking for the right place. However, there are some nominations in Sulawesi and Lampung.

Meanwhile, Dahlan called for the construction of PT Industri Gula Glenmore plant could be completed in 22 months. Therefore, all the things that could hinder the development are fulfilled.

For example, for the land, according to him, it is 100 percent complete, because no land acquisition is required. Financing side also there is no problem anymore. “So, the important thing is serious work to be completed in order to plant,” he said.