Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Reduce Imports , Kimia Farma save U.S. $ 2.5 Million

The management of PT Kimia Farma Tbk targets to save foreign exchange after building a pharmaceutical factory in Watudakon salt , Jombang , East Java . Because the salt mill now owned pharmaceutical , companies no longer need to import large quantities of raw materials and processed .

" For our needs right pharmaceutical salt 3 thousand tons , so efisensinya value of approximately U.S. $ 2.5 million ( if the need can be met from within the country ) , " said Director Rusdi Rosman at the Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises , on Tuesday , 22 April 2014 .
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Currently 95 percent of the drugs the pharmaceutical industry is still dependent on imported raw materials . One of the raw materials are imported pharmaceutical salt .

This material is typically used as a medicinal ingredient such as intravenous , tablet production , solvent vaccine , syrup , and ORS . With the existence of this plant , Rusdi optimistic to stop the import of pharmaceutical salts , which accounted for 6 thousand tons of food per year and 320 thousand tons of salt per year .

The entire value of the investment project, which consumes Rp 28 billion came from the company's cash Kimia Farma . " We had cash on hand of about Rp 98 billion , so no need to owe , " said Rusdi .

The plant is expected to start production by the end of the year . When the original production capacity of this new plant 3 thousand tons per year , then the amount will increase to 6 thousand tons per year after no additional investment in the plant . " We are targeting export , but after the domestic market are met , " he said .

With the added hardness of the factory production , also believes Rusdi selling price could be cheaper . " If pharmaceutical imports sold at Rp 9 thousand per kilogram , then the local products to be sold Rp 6 thousand per kilogram , " he said .


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