Salt Production Industry in 2015

High salt industry needs can not be met from within the country. While the self-sufficiency program of salt consumption was realized last year. Therefore, PT Garam (Persero) is ready to produce the salt industry in 2015.

Garam president director of PT Lintang Yulian said it was preparing industrial salt production in Kupang. There, 7,800 hectares of available land in the process will be halved. Covering the core area of ​​5,000 hectares under cultivation and 2,800 direct PT Garam plasma hectares of land managed for the people.

“For the projected production of 600,000 tonnes of core land and 300,000 tonnes of plasma fields. Climatic conditions in Kupang with long summer reaches 6-8 months of very supportive to the development of salt,” he explained.

In addition to PT Garam, the Ministry of Industry is also encouraging private investors to develop the salt industry in Nagekeo, Flores, covering an area of ​​1,050 hectares, which will produce 300,000 tons.

During this time, the salt industry in the country needs to reach 1.8 million tons. Therefore, if the later can be met from within the country as much as 1.2 million tons, imports of industrial salt is only 600 thousand tons.

“Currently we are still conducting a feasibility study. Later followed by basic design and detailed design. Quarter of 2014 is ready to enter the first stage of civil works, such as making land, and other channels. So we expect 2015 production can have,” he said.

Potential development of the salt industry is very large, given the high demand in the country. Currently, almost all industrial needs salt. Such as oil drilling, glass industry, pulp industry, textile industry, to the tannery. “So when the development of the salt industry has matured, the market there,” he said.

Spoken, the development of the salt industry was not done intentionally in Madura. Therefore, Madura focus on developing salt consumption. “In 2012, we are self-sufficient salt consumption. Hence, the salt industry selected other locations,” said Julian.
Estimated for the development of the salt industry in Kupang cost up to Rp 1 trillion, including the development of infrastructure such as ports.

CPO production in 2013 Projected 27.5 Million Tons

Production of crude palm oil (CPO) is projected nationally at 27.5 million tonnes by the end of the year, an increase over 2012, which reached 26.5 million tonnes.
“Until the first half production was down about 6-7 percent. But usually the second half production rose, probably to around 27.5 million tonnes by December,” said Secretary General of the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (Gapki) Joko Supriyono in Jakarta on Sunday.
Thus, he continued, the national CPO production in 2013 will continue to grow, although only one million tons.
“The increase in production of one million tons of CPO (2013) was a moderate,” said Joko.
Though he acknowledges, national CPO production last year rose quite large about three million tonnes from the year 2011 amounted to 23.5 million tons. Weather factors, it called, simply influence CPO production this year.
CPO production growth are only one million tonnes, he added, have an impact on national CPO stocks projected down in Inia.
“Last year the stock of CPO reached about five million tonnes. Years estimated at around two million tonnes,” he said.
Due to the large stock of last year, until the first half of this year the national CPO exports, he said, continues to grow about 29 percent, although production in the same period down 6-7 percent.
“Exports account for about 10.6 million tonnes by the first half, continued to grow approximately 29 percent over the same period of 2012, because there is a carry-over of stock last year,” he said. .