Merdeka.com – Minister of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Teten Masduki revealed that the construction of the first red edible oil factory will be carried out in October 2022. The funds needed are around Rp. 14 billion.
This is the cost required to set up a small-scale factory managed by a cooperative. However, this amount still refers to the calculations that apply in the construction of the red edible oil factory pilot project in collaboration with PT Perkebunan Nusantara III (Persero).
“In the next 3 months, we will prepare the construction of machines, prepare financing from LPDB and banks. Later this piloting machine will be made by PPKS (Palm Oil Research Center), this is a new history for Indonesian palm oil where oil palm farmers who are already cooperatives can build red edible oil and distribute it ,” he said at a press conference at the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs, Monday (12/9).
He explained that the construction phase of the first factory has touched 40 percent. Of the 11 stages that need to be passed, there have been 5 stages that have been successfully achieved.
One of them is the stage of submitting the Detail Engineering Design (DED) from PPKS to the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs. He admitted that this process was slightly delayed from the planning.
“It is a bit delayed because there are additions, so we are just this time (handling documents), I believe we will not interfere with the process,” he said.
“As previously stated, there are 10 stages that have been prepared, and this is almost 40 percent. So the PPKS team has submitted the DED. SNI is already in the BSN consensus process, product submission through the Hippindo MoU is already in place, then the piloting and partnership with PTP (PT Perkebunan) has been determined. Nusantara),” he said.
Meanwhile, the Head of the Palm Oil Research Center, Edwin Syahputra Lubis, revealed that the Rp14 billion fund was still in the process of being roughly calculated. Because, there are still other costs that must be included in a more detailed calculation.
“This piloting costs approximately Rp. 7-8 billion if the engine is only Rp. 7-8 billion, if with the facilities it may be around Rp. 14 billion, warehousing and so on,” he explained.
“Maybe yes (Rp 14 billion), but it depends on the price of steel, depending on what price, so we can’t say the exact price. It depends on the price of the pipe, but if we calculate it, it’s more or less like that,” he said.
Reporter: Arief Rahman H.
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