Sales of pre-cast concrete to be driven by Indonesia’s infrastructure initiatives.
With the government’s upcoming mega-infrastructure plans Indonesia’s pre-cast concrete industry looks set to contribute up to 20 percent of the nations concrete sales volume by 2015.
According to Hari Nurgaha Nurjaman, the secretary general of the Association of the Pre-cast & Pre-stressed professionals in Indonesia,
IAPPI, said the sales of pre-cast concrete made up 14 percent, or 5.2 million metric tons of the country’s total of 37.1 million tons of concrete cement in the first half, citing data from the Ministry of Public Works. Today, it is in high demand for use in infrastructure projects. By using pre-cast concrete, weather disruption problems are eliminated.
moreover, since it is manufactured in a controlled environment, less labor is required and it is more environmentally friendly.
Indonesia has lagged behind compared to its countries within the same region in regard to the use of cement products. According to the latest government data, the per capita use of cement in the country is 229 kilograms per year, compared to Malaysia’s 600kg and the Philippine’s 400kg.
The incoming government of President-elect Joko Widodo is getting ready to roll out a series of infrastructure projects, such as the sea toll project and 2,000 kilometers of new toll roads.
Indonesian pre-cast concrete makers include Wijaya Karya Beton and Adhi Karya.