Palembang, S Sumatra (ANTARA News) - PT Organic Recovery Group Indonesia, a subsidiary of an Australian company, will soon build a compost plant in Palembang, capital of South Sumatra province, at a cost of US$1.5 billion.
The plant, to be built on two hectares of land near the Sukawinatan landfill, was expected to start operating in July 2008, the company`s director, Richard Lee, said Thursday after signing a memorandum of understanding with Palembang Mayor Eddy Santana Putra on the construction of the project.
Lee said the plant would have a production capacity of 40 tons a day or 12,000 tons a year in the early days of its operation.
The company would sell most of its products to local farmers, he said adding it would also cooperate with state fertilizer company PT Pusri in marketing the products to the rest of the country.(*)