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In One Decade, Palm Oil Derivative Product Exports Reached 80%

In One Decade, Palm Oil Derivative Product Exports Reached 80%

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – In one decade, palm oil derivative exports significantly increased from 20% in 2010 to be 80% in 2020. This is the same target with the road map of downstream palm oil development which is regulated in the Regulation of Minister of Industry Number 13 / 2010.

General Director of Agro-Industry, Ministry of Industry, Putu Juli Ardika said, downstream industries in palm oil – base is one success of what the government published which became one prior program nationally.

“There have been 168 palm oil downstream products which the domestic industries produced for food, phytopharmaca/nutrients, chemical/oleochemical needs, and renewable energy material/biodiesel from fatty acid methyl ester (FAME). In 2011 there were only 51 downstream products we produced,” he said, as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, Wednesday (13/7) in Jakarta.

In the 2045 downstream vision, Indonesia targeted to be the center of palm oil downstream producer and consumer in the world to be able as price setter of CPO globally. The policies to be implemented would be, such as, increasing productivity, producing downstream products in oleo-food, oleo-chemical, biofuel, empowering ecosystem, governance, and capacity building.

Director of Industrial Zone, Ministry of Industry, Adie Rochmanto Pandiangan said, in Riau Province, there are three industrial zones operating and have Izin Usaha Kawasan Industri (IUKI), they are, Kawasan Industri Dumai in Dumai; Kawasan Industri Tenayan in Pekanbaru; and Kawasan Industri Tanjung Buton in District of Siak. The three zones covered about 640 hectares and would be expanded more as the growing investment in the province.

Kawasan Industri Dumai develops fast and becomes the motor of economy both in Dumai and in Riau,” he said.

It operates in a 316,74 hectare – area and would be developed to cover up to 2.448 hectares. The total investment in Kawasan Industri Dumai hardly reached Rp 1,3 billion and hired about 2.500 men. The complete basic infrastructures in the zone trigger the investors (to invest) and added by the near access to high way and port. “There are 12 tenant industries operating in Kawasan Industri Dumai which palm oil industries mostly operate,” Pandiangan said. (T2)