Mon, 12 Jul 2010

Bengkulu (ANTARA News) - The Sumatran province of Bengkulu is able to produce 1.8 million tons of crude palm oil (CPO) this year, an increase of 25.3 percent from that a year earlier, a regional official said.

"Bengkulu`s CPO production continues to increase in line with the expansion of oil palm harvest plantation areas in this province," Head of the Forestry Service of Bengkulu Risman Sipayung said here on Sunday.

He said that the CPO production was produced by 13 CPO factories which were scattered in a number of districts in Bengkulu province, he said.

The regional government official said that Bengkulu`s present oil palm plantations covered 114,922 hectares, he said. (*)