Japan Tsunami Project Not Disturb Inalum

JAKARTA - The tsunami and earthquakes in Japan are believed to not disrupt the delivery of aluminum produced by PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium ( Inalum) . Director General of the International Industrial Cooperation of the Ministry of Industry ( Kemenperin ) Agus Tjahajana say, the portion of aluminum production Inalum exports to Japan amounted to 150 thousand tons per year. That number , said Agus, able to meet approximately five to six percent of the Japanese . Aluminum is used for industries including automotive , electrical equipment, and household. " Although it may be slightly reduced because of the disaster , after this they will need for the development. If for example there are delays in delivery , could be used for domestic needs , " said Agus in Jakarta on Thursday ( 17 / 3 / 2011 ) . Agus explained, the need for local aluminum is approximately 400- 500 thousand tons per year . Where , approximately 100 thousand tons, said Agus, supplied from Inalum production . While the rest , imported by each industrial sector which requires aluminum . " Until now , there has been no reported delays on the part of Japan , " said Agus. As is known , on February 18, 2011 in Jakarta and then , both parties have done the initial meeting which marked the start of negotiations related to the Indonesia- Japan cooperation on the project Inalum. The initial meeting was attended by government representatives from the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs , Kemenperin, Ministry of Foreign Affairs , Ministry of Finance and Asahan Authority . Besides , also present several Japanese parties namely the Ministry of Economy , Trade and Industry, Nippon Asahan Aluminium Co . Ltd . , Sumitomo Chemical , and the Japan International Cooperation Agency ( JICA ). Currently , the installed production capacity of 250 thousand tons Inalum aluminum per year. Approximately 40 percent of production Inalum supplied to meet domestic needs , while the rest is exported. However, the figure was only about 30 percent meet the needs of domestic industries

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