Indonesia’s PT Semen Gresik is continuing to study the possibility of setting up new cement plants in several regions, including in East Kalimantan, to meet expected increase in domestic demand, a spokesman said. The company`s head of communications, Saifuddin Zuhri, told reporters on Tuesday, other regions under consideration for the new plants were located Sumatra, Java and Papua.
“We will soon set up a team in connection with the plan and will possibly invite consultants from abroad for it. Some locations that have been mapped out will be surveyed to see their feasibility," he said.
He said Kalimantan was one of the potential cement markets with consumption reaching around 1.2Mta.