South Sumatra export value is expected to increase up to 32 % in 2016 after PT OKI Pulp & Paper Mills produce as much as 2 million tons of pulp per year. Site Manager of OKI Pulp & Paper, Gadang Hartawan, said in the future the company will export pulp and tissue paper worth US $ 1.5 billion or equivalent to Rp 20 trillion per year.
"South Sumatra's non-oil exports in 2011 reached US $ 4.6 billion, with this export plan PT OKI could boost the exports by 32%," he said, Thursday (19/11/2015). Not only that, said Gadang, China's export-oriented can also have an impact on economic growth of South Sumatra.
"We forecast GDP growth of South Sumatra can touch the level of 11 % in the next year through our exports," he said.
Meanwhile, the Regent of Ogan Komering Ilir, Iskandar said that the government hoped the presence of PT OKI gives direct impact to the economy of the district.
"HTI of PT OKI already covers one third of the area of OKI regency, therefore its existence should have an impact on the economy and beneficial to the people," he said. Iskandar added that governments hope there is a contribution to local native revenue (PAD) which pegged next year as much as Rp120 billion.