Indonesian government will build a cement plant to reduce the high cement price in Papua. Cement is costly because the transportation cost to Papua is extremely high.
Mining company PT Freeport Indonesia will buy cement produced in Timika, Papua. According to Freeport Indonesia President Director Armando Mahler, with the cement factory, cement prices in Papua will be competitive.
Freeport’s cement requirement of 180,000 tons per year comes from Semen Gresik and Semen Cibinong.
The Papua government are carrying out the studies and it is close to finalization. While, Freeport is training people to work at the plant.
Source: Tempo Interaktif