Indorama Synthetics, Indonesia’s biggest producer of textile raw materials, has started production at a US$40m spinning mill facility in Purwakarta, West Java says the country’s Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM).
According to BKPM chairman Franky Sibarani, Indorama’s expansion will support the government’s plan to reduce unemployment and improve local income in the Purwakarta district, while also improving foreign exchange earnings from exports.
The Purwakarta mill is Indorama’s ninth plant in the country. The facility, which has an annual production capacity of 10,800 tonnes of textile raw materials, is situated on a 50-hectare plot of land that has been owned by Indorama since 1997. The plant will provide 270 new jobs.
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