PT Perusahaan Perdagangan Indonesia (Persero) in synergy with other State-Owned Enterprises (SOE), PT Semen Indonesia through PT Semen Tonasa, PT Pelindo IV (Persero) through PT Nusantara Terminal Services (NTS) and PT Sarana Bandar Nasional (SBN), responded rapidly to the government program on the price of cement in Papua particularly in the mountainous areas, namely Puncak Jaya and Jaya Wijaya districts.
This is marked by the first release of cement loading through containers at the container terminal, Makassar, with destination Timika attended by representatives of each SOE on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.
This program is a positive response to President Joko Widodo’s program to immediately reduce the price of goods in the eastern region, one of which is the price of cement. Similar to the fuel price, the Head of State wants the price of cement in the eastern region to be equal to the price of cement in Java.
Many efforts are needed to support the smooth operation of logistics to and from Jayapura and other parts of Papua. Adequate facilities are needed to accomodate the volume of goods as well as its operational management, so that the distribution activities and consolidation of goods can run smoothly.
PT Perusahaan Perdagangan Indonesia (Persero) in this first phase conducted cement distribution to Papua and the central mountain areas of Papua with as many as 13 containers of cement which was the first consignment sent through sea toll to the territory of Papua. With the experience of PT Perusahaan Perdagangan Indonesia (Persero) in inter-island distribution that takes into account commercial, measurable, and structured aspects, it is expected that this program can reduce the price disparity in Papua and surrounding areas.