Sugar mills under the state plantation group PT Perkebunan Nusantara 3 (PTPN 3) are estimated to produce 800,000 tonnes of white sugar this year, and by 2030, production is targeted to be expanded to 2.6 million tonnes, chief executive Mohammad Abdul Gani told parliament members.
"By increasing production, we can reduce imports, save on forex reserves and reach food self-sufficiency," he said.
PTPN 3 is currently transferring its assets to the new holding company, which will invest around 20 trillion rupiah ($1.40 billion) for expansion, including for new mills, Gani said.
($1 = 14,240.0000 rupiah)
(Reporting by Bernadette Christina Munthe; Writing Fransiska Nangoy; Editing by Martin Petty)