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Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture 2016
Achmad Widjaya Secretary General, Indonesian Sugar Association
Indonesian Sugar Association
Achmad Widjaya is chairman of Indonesian Ceramics Industry Association (ASAKI) since 2004-2012, and was elected as a chairman of Ceramics Industry Club of ASEAN countries (CICA) at 2005-2007.
And in 2010, Achmad Widjaya successfully led ASAKI to hold the World Ceramics Tile Manufacturers Forum in Jakarta.
Aiming to develop and improve Indonesian ceramics industry participation worldwide, and currently he
is actively serve as an advisory board members of ASAKI
Widjaya also take responsible in secretary general job for AGI (Indonesia Sugar Association) since 2013.
Achmad Widjaya was born in October2, 1959.
lives with his
wife, Lita, and his
children in Jakarta.
Forum for Natural Gas Using ...
Forum for Natural Gas Using Industries (FIPGB) secretary-general Achmad Widjaya said that as of today, the government and state gas distributor PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) had not finalized the precise number for gas allocation for industries.
"The director general estimated that the gas price might reach US$8.80 [Rp 80,000] per million British thermal unit (mmbtu) next year, up from only $6.3 currently," said Achmad, who is also the chairman of the Indonesian Ceramic Industry Association.
Uncertain gas supply for industries has long been a major factor hindering the development of the country's industrial sector and one reason why many potential investors have canceled investment plans.
said that heavy gas users such as ceramic, glass and cement producers were forced to reduce their working hours due to the gas supply shortage.
If the government failed to ensure sufficient gas allocation for industries, many foreign investors might relocate their factories to other countries, he
Chairperson of the Indonesian ...
Chairperson of the Indonesian Multifarious Ceramic Industries Association (Asaki) Achmad Widjaya confirmed the investment delay.
As a result, they have to postpone the expansion plan due to fund shortage," explained Widjaya
added the investment delay was also related to the company's restructuring program to improve the business and financial structure.
Achmad Widjaya, chairman of ...
Achmad Widjaya, chairman of the Indonesian Ceramics Association (ASAKI), said 40 ASAKI members were dependent on gas, consuming between 107 and 115 million standard cubic feet per day combined, and that they could not easily shift to fossil fuels.
"Our products will be stained with ash and won't sell at the market if we use coal, and we cannot use diesel fuel LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) because it is too expensive," Achmad
said over the weekend.
Experts have said industries could suffer a gas deficit next year of up to 200 billion British thermal units per day (BBtud) due to state power company PLN's plan to buy more gas from PT PGN. Achmad
said the plan, if realized, would affect hundreds, if not thousands of workers in the industry and might force up to 27 ASAKI members in West Java and East Java to shut down.
Â"The planning is terrible, why hasnÂ't ...
Â"The planning is terrible, why hasnÂ't been any advance warning to explain about the plan in the long term?Â" said Achmad Widjaya, General Chairman of Indonesian Ceramic Industry Association.
According to Achmad
, Pertamina should have been able to provide information about the industrial LPG price increases three months ago.
At that time, it was already estimated that oil prices would jump to USD 100 per barrel.
The sudden LPG price increases, said Achmad
, ruin industrial cost calculations.
Â"If this continues, weÂ'd hardly be able to survive,Â" he
went on to say that the effect of the increase is industrial players will change their business and become traders.He
was concern that the sudden industrial LPG price increases would affect the price of other energy sources, including natural gas.
The government and Pertamina should not be concerned about announcing long-term energy policy plans.
Â"With tight control, the negative effects that they worry about, such large-scale purchases as an early impact of the increase, will not occur,Â" said Achmad