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SMS Cooperate with STC to Develop Special Economic Zone Tanjung Api Api

by Sebastianus Epifany Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 09:53

PALEMBANG - PT Sriwijaya Mandiri Sumsel (SMS) officially cooperates with PT Sriwijaya Tanjung Carat (STC) in the development and management of Special Economic Zone of Tanjung Api Api (KEK TAA) in South Sumatra. This was inaugurated by the signing of a business cooperation between SMS and STC at Griya Agung, South Sumatra Governor's Palace (16/10).

The signing was done directly by SMS Director IGB Surya Negara and Chairman of STC ETS Putera and witnessed by South Sumatera Governor Alex Noerdin.

"When the president visited South Sumatera for two days, on October 12-13, I mentioned the progress of Special Economic Zone of Tanjung Api Api (KEK TAA) development, in fact, President Jokowi agreed to make deep sea port area in Tanjung Carat become an international port instead of a collecting port," stated Alex Noerdin in a press release (17/10).

Alex Noerdin added, in the near future the president will hold a limited meeting to determine the development of megaproject Special Economic Zone of Tanjung Api Api (KEK TAA) and Tanjung Carat deep sea port.

Surya Negara explained that STC is declared as the winner of a contest held by SMS based on Directors Decision No: SMS-017/SK/III/IX/2017. The contest winner's decision was signed directly by him on September 27, 2017.

"Total investment for the megaproject is estimated at Rp 50 trillion, after the announcement and contract signature, we and SMS jointly developed the Special Economic Zone of Tanjung Api Api (KEK TAA) and the Tanjung Carat Support Area (KPTC)," he explained.

Special Economic Zone of Tanjung Api Api (KEK TAA) will be divided into four zones according to Government Regulation (PP) No 51/2014 on KEK TAA namely export processing zone, logistics zone, industrial zone, and energy zone. Export processing such as palm and rubber industry. Surya Negara also revealed that Special Economic Zone of Tanjung Api Api (KEK TAA) will also be designed to accommodate small-scale industries (UMKM).

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