Semen Andalas stops operation.
The cement factory of PT Semen Andalas di Longa, Nanggroe Aceh
Darussalam, was heavily damaged by the earthquake triggered tsunami on
Dee 26 forcing the factory which has an annual production capacity of
1.4 million tons to stop operation. The association of cement producer
(ASI) said cement production this year will reach only 36 million tons
or 75% of the installed capacity of 48 million tons. In the first nine
months of 2004, production was only 24.3 million tons or 80% of the
target figure of 29 million tons. target figure of 29 million tons.
Around 31 million tons of the production will be for domestic
consumption and the rest will be exported ASI said. (BI/8/01/05)