3 Palm Oil Factories to be Erected in IndonesiaThursday, November 1, 2018
Three big local companies of the Bangka Belitung (Babel) province in Indonesia planned to build palm oil processing factories in the district of Bangka Tengah, the Antara News reported on October 18. Head of the Regional Agriculture Service Rusli Khaidir said PT Putra Bangka Tani, PT Bangka Agro Mandiri and PT Mutiara Hijau Lestari, which have oil palm plantations want to build factories to process the fruits of their oil palm trees.
PT Putra Bangka Tani plans to build a factory at the village of Belilik, PT Bangka Agro Mandiri to build one in the village of Sarang Mandi and PT Mutiara Hijau Lestari in the village of Arung dalam Koba. He said the construction of the factories would have positive impact on the economy of the region. More palm oil processing factories are needed in the region, which so far has only one in Bangka Tengah that oil palm farmers are often in difficulty to dispose of their oil palm fruits. The three new factories would solve part of the problem faced by the farmers, he added.