Indonesia’s cement production capacity is expected to rise to 59Mt next year, from 54.5Mt this year.
Additional capacity is expected from PT Semen Gresik and PT Semen Tonasa each 2.5Mt, the association of cement companies (ASI) said.
ASI chairman Urip Timuryono said last weekend additional capacity is needed to meet fast growing demand for cement in the country.
In 2013, there is more an additional capacity of 1.8Mt with the completion of a new factory of PT Holcim Indonesia.
Urip said Lafarge and two Chinese companies – China Anhui Conch Group and China Triumph International Engineering Co – are also planning to invest in cement industry in the country.