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    Princess Astrid and Deddy Mizwar Inaugurates The Cement Fibre Board Factory


    KARAWANG-In a series of working visits to West Java, Princess Astrid of Belgium along with Vice Governor of West Java Deddy Mizwar inaugurated the cement fibre board of PT. Eternit Gresik in Surya Cipta Industrial Estate in Karawang regency, on Friday (18/03/16). The company is part of the Belgian industrial group, named Etex which specialising in manufacturing and marketing building materials.

    In his speech, Deddy Mizwar said with the presence of a new factory in Karawang, Etex, it can increase the quality and quantity of the products, with have the competitiveness and leverage to increase national economy that impacted on the welfare of people, especially in West Java.

    "With the presence of a new factory in Karawang, PT. Eternit Gresik is able to contribute in improving the realisation of FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) or domestic Investment in West Java more optimal," said Vice Governor in his speech.

    "We hope the existence of PT. Eternit Gresik is able to provide multy plier effect wider to the progress of the regional economy, especially related to the opening of employment opportunities for skilled labor in particular those from West Java," added Vice Governor.

    Etex is present in Indonesia since 1971. It is located in Gresik which producing Kalsi boards and Eter roofing sheets for the eastern and central areas of Indonesia.

    "Kalsi boards famous for its strength and endurance on outdoor weather, collision, termites, moisture and fire. This board is used for ceilings, facades, flooring, partitions, and other applications," said Wim Messiaen, Managing Director of PT. Eternit Gresik.

    The factory in Karawang was begun in July 2014 and is the largest investment of the Etex group in 2015. It uses several environmental friendly specifications, such as the production with zero waste, closed water circulation, the use of recycled cellulose fibre as raw material, and the pool of 4,000 m3 of rainwater for purposes of manufacturing processes.

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