Indonesia aims to build 10 new sugar mills


Blitar, E Jawa: Indonesia aims to attain self-sufficiency in sugar production and to achieve the same, it has the target to build ten new sugar mills in the country.

Andi Amran Sulaiman, Agricultural minister, talking to media, said “Currently, we are capable of producing 2.5 million tonnes of white sugar and still import 300-500 thousand tons (to meet the needs). We aim to produce more one million tonnes of sugar so that we will soon achieve self-reliance in white sugar production.”

He further said that the Agricultural Ministry is taking efforts to encourage mill construction and increase cane production. With an aim to boost the sugar industry in the country, earlier Indonesian government had invited Brazil to invest in the sector.

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