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#47078 - 09 Mar 07 03:05 GOI/Uniflora to Build $2b Cocoa Processing Plant
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From Government of Indonesia

Uniflora to Build $2b Cocoa Processing Plant

PT Uniflora will soon build a $2 billion cocoa processing plant in Serang district, Banten province, an official said.

"The plant will be built in Jalung village, Cikande sub-district, Serang district. Hopefully, it will employ thousands of workers when it is operational," Serang district head Taufik Nuriman said on Wednesday (28/2/07), according to Antara.

Indonesia is the world's third biggest cocoa producer after Ivory Coast and Ghana, producing some 400,000 tons of cocoa a year, 70% of which is exported.

Early last month, Trade Minister Mari Pangestu said Indonesia has agreed to cooperate with the Association of Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionary Industries of the European Union (COABISCO) in developing cocoa-based industries in the country.
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#47085 - 09 Mar 07 03:29 Re: GOI/Uniflora to Build $2b Cocoa Processing Plant [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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I wonder why we can't get chocolate (let alone good quality chocolate)because most of them are exported, the same story goes for coffee. You'll have to travel far and away from the producing country (Indonesia) to get the real stuff; I blame it on the foreign exchange reserve...

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