“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

32 investors to put Rp 24.3t into sugar plantations

Alfian, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Fri, 01/29/2010 11:57 AM

As many as 32 investors plan to develop new sugar plantations and mills in several provinces, representing a total investment of Rp 24.3 trillion (US$2.6 billion), a minister has said.

“Most of them are domestic investors,” Industry Minister M.S. Hidayat told reporters Thursday.

Hidayat said the planned mills would be located in several provinces including in Riau, Jambi, Lampung, West Java, Central Java, East Java, East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara, West Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, South East Sulawesi, and Papua.

“The mills will require about [an additional] 500,000 hectares,” Hidayat said.

He added that the proposed mills would have a combined processing capacity of 163,000 tons of sugar cane per day. “There will be between 10 and 25 new mills depending on processing capacity,” Hidayat said.

The investors are now asking the government to provide incentives, including tax concessions on land and infrastructure, subsidies on bank interest rates, and income tax reductions. “We are still discussing these matters,” Hidayat said.

Indonesia is the largest sugar buyer in Southeast Asia with total domestic demand (household and industrial) reaching about 4.8 million tons a year.

“So far domestic production can only meet the needs for household sugar consumption, but industrial consumption is still supplied by imports,” Agriculture Minister Suswono said.

Hidayat said demand for raw sugar for industrial use reached 2.15 million tons in 2009, while domestic production was only 1.9 million tons.

He added that demand for raw sugar for industrial use would reach 2.74 million tons by 2014.

Suswono said the domestic price of sugar was still high, because the world supply of sugar has fallen with Brazil now using much of its sugar cane to produce bio-fuel.

Deputy Trade Minister Mahendra Siregar said Indonesia would extend the importation of sugar. “We will continue with importing sugar until the price can be stabilized once again,” he said.

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