Fri, 27 May 2011

TEMPO Interactive, Makassar:The South Sulawesi Provincial Enterprise (Perusda) will establish a new working unit focused on collecting seaweed production for export. The first export will be launched in June, consisting of 100 tons of seaweed to China.

“China needs an unlimited amount of seaweed. Yet, all this time Persuda has only been acting as a trader,” said Perusda CEO, Haris Houdy, yesterday.

He said Perusda will buy all seaweed products from farmers along the South Sulawesi coast. The company will not appoint one specific area as its supplier. It will purchase the product from the regions of Luwu, Bone, Jeneponto and Bulukumba.

To meet overseas demand, Perusda plans to provide training and capital for farmers who want to increase seaweed production and improve their quality.