Jokowi Inaugurates Rp1.7tn Fertilizer Plant in Aceh
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Friday inaugurated the NPK fertilizer factory operated by Pupuk Iskandar Muda (PIM) located at the North Aceh Regency that is worth a total of Rp1.7 trillion.
“This is what we are doing and Rp1.7 trillion investment for PIM. Both for the industry and for the main port facilities" said the President in a broadcast aired on the Presidential Secretariate Office Youtube channel on February 10.
Jokowi hopes the factory will reach a production capacity of 1.4 million tons of fertilizer annually and the products can be distributed to Indonesian farmers.
He also said that this large facility is aimed to answer the problem often complained about by farmers. The president also hopes that fertilizers from the facility would be developed into exported products in the future.
The fertilizer plant is located at the Special Economic Zone in Arun Lhokseumawe, which will be developed as a green industry region. Jokowi claimed an investor for this region has been obtained and is hoped to bring positive effects to Aceh Province’s regional GDP.
MOH KHORY ALFARIZI