In order to further strengthen the relationship between educational institutions and state-owned companies, PT Semen Baturaja (Persero) Tbk signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University of Jambi at the Rector of UNJA, on Wednesday (06/06).
MoU in the field of Education, Research and Community Service for a period of 2 (two) years was signed directly by Pgs. President Director of PT Semen Baturaja (Persero) Tbk Amrullah with the Chancellor of UNJA Prof. H Johni Najwan SH, MH, Ph.D. This Memorandum of Understanding will then be followed up with a cooperation agreement which will be discussed in more detail.
Previously, Semen Baturaja had also established similar cooperation with various well-known universities in Indonesia such as ITS, UNSRI, UGM, UNILA and UNBARA. Semen Baturaja will continue to collaborate in another form, which hopes that it can certainly contribute to each other well and beneficially for Semen Baturaja and Jambi University.
On this occasion, Amrullah also explained a little explanation about Semen Baturaja to the leaders of UNJA. Semen Baturaja whose operations center in the Southern Sumatra region is one of the State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in Indonesia which is engaged in the cement industry. Semen Baturaja already has two integrated cement plants, the latest being the Baturaja II Plant with a production capacity of 1.85 million tons of cement per year and commercial on September 1, 2017, which also contributes to Baturaja Cement production capacity to 3.85 million tons of cement per year.
The potential demand for cement consumption in Southern Sumatra is currently still very high, reaching 6-7 million tons of cement per year and Semen Baturaja continues to make various innovations and business expansion to be able to reach at least 60% market share in Southern Sumatra.
Furthermore, Amrullah said, with this cooperation agreement, it is expected that UNJA could become one of the education institutions that contribute to building healthy SOEs for the country “Especially with the great potential and energy from Semen Baturaja itself,” he concluded.