Indonesian sugarcane plantation will add 70,000 ha

Indonesian state owned plantation company PT Perkebunan Nusantara III (PTPN III) will add 60,000 to 70,000 hectares to its sugar plantation to meet domestic white sugar demand, PTPN CEO Mohammad Abdul Ghani told parliament on Wednesday.

It is reported by Reuters.

Abdul Ghani said the expansion will use state-owned forestry firm, Perhutani’s, concession area.

The size of the plantation stood at 62,583 hectares as of March, PTPN said in May.

Indonesia is the world’s second biggest importer of sugar after China and has 443,569 hectares of sugarcane plantations as of 2019, official data showed.