Pelindo III collaborated with private companies, PT Muria Sumba Manis, PT Sriboga Flour Mill, and PT Indonesia Bulk Terminal to develop regional economic potential.
JAKARTA (infolog): This is realized by the MoC signing done at the representative office of Pelindo III, Parama Tamansari Office Tower, Kebon Sirih, Menteng, Jakarta, Monday (12/03/2018).
The signing was conducted by Pelindo III CEO Ari Askhara, Director II Muria Sumba PT Manis Welly, President Director of PT Sriboga Flour Mill Alwin Arifin, CEO of Adaro Group / PT Indonesia Bulk Terminal Garibaldi Thohir, and also attended by Deputy Minister of SOEs in Construction Business Sarana and Transportation Infrastructure Ahmad Bambang.
Ari Askhara said that the cooperation with PT Muria Sumba Manis related to the provision of port facilities and services as well as services for the development of sugarcane plantations and sugar mills in the Port of Waingapu, East Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).
“Sugarcane plantations and sugar mills that will operate Muria Sumba Manis This requires port facilities, supporting ports, and equipment loading and unloading is adequate,” said Ari as quoted by Lensaindonesia.com as saying.
Ari added that from geographical considerations, the strategic port to support the logistics and distribution needs of the project is Waingapu Port managed by Pelindo III, through its branch office in Kupang. With this project, the vessel will be docked at Waingapu Port and loading and unloading process will be handled by Pelindo III.
“Pelindo III is not only doing business optimizing Waingapu Port assets to develop sugar cane plantations and sugar mills PT Muria Sumba Manis only, but there is also a great spirit to contribute to accelerate economic growth in eastern Indonesia,” said Ari.
Pelindo III also cooperates with PT Sriboga Flour Mill for the management of a dry-food grain terminal terminal facility at Tanjung Emas Port, Semarang.
Coupled PT Sriboga Flour Mill is believed to manage 40,000 meters of land
According to Ari, the synergy is to optimize the use of port assets. Sriboga Flour Mill will acquire two square meters of land rights to build a port facility in the form of dry-food grain terminal for industrial and community needs in the long term.
The concept of cooperation with BTO (build-transfer-operate) for 16 units of silos, suction, and docks 30 percent of its capital from Pelindo III and 70 percent from Sriboga.
“The government through Pelindo III synergizes with the private sector to build the country. The concept of BTO makes the country more efficient in investing for development. Because investment capital is shared with the private sector, “explained Ari.
Pelindo III also signed a preliminary agreement regarding the establishment of a joint venture with PT Indonesia Bulk Terminal (IBT), a subsidiary of PT Adaro Energy Tbk. This joint venture to develop the Port of Mekar Putih, South Kalimantan.
“This cooperation is specifically to develop the Port of Mekar Putih as a strategic hub port and bulk terminal handling bulk and dry bulk products, as well as other commodities,” said Ari.
At the same time, President Director of PT Adaro Energy Tbk, Garibaldi Thohir explained, this cooperation is a manifestation of synergy between the private sector with SOEs for the economic progress of Indonesia through the development of national energy and infrastructure development proclaimed by the government.
“With various potentials and advantages, the development plan of Mekar Putih Port is one of them is to establish a Special Economic Zone (KEK) to boost economic growth and increase investment competitiveness in South Kalimantan Province and Eastern Indonesia region,” said Garibaldi.
Ahmad Bambang also expressed his support for the cooperation of Pelindo III with three big business groups from private parties, namely Adaro, Djarum Group and Sriboga.
“We are in SOEs only support Pelindo III if appropriate core business, namely port services. This cooperation is a proof of the synergy between BUMN and private companies. Good luck continued in the future, “he concluded. (ac)