InfoSAWIT, BANDUNG– The government through Ministry of Trade appreciated PT Pindad that has created a palm oil machine, called, Anjungan Minyak Goreng Higienis Otomatis (AMH-O). Minister of Trade, Enggartiasto Lukita told it when launching the AMH-O machine in the office of PT. Pindad Bandung, West Java, Saturday, (15/9/2018) where InfoSAWIT did attend too.
"By this machine, the people could be easier to get hygienic, and healthy cooking oil in economic price. Besides it is one way to accelerate the target about packaging palm cooking oil in 2020,” he said.
The AMH-O machineis the result of cooperation between PT. Pindad and PT. Rekayasa Engineering which is the subsidiary of PT. Rekayasa Industri (Rekind). The launching was the follow up of the signing of MoU in production and selling that was done on 16 August 2018.
Since 2017 Ministry of Trade has obliged and published a policy of packaging cooking oil to fulfill the rights of consumers to get the quality, and hygiene good for the cooking products. The policy of packaging cooking oil is to support the Indonesia National Standard in Palm oil Cooking Oil that Ministry of Industry would oblige on 31 December 2018.
The policy has been evaluated for the producers told, the packagind cooking oil industries nationally are not enough still and it takes time to develop the packaging industries in many regions.
So the government has given chance to the stakeholders to prepare every infrastructure to the packaging in 2020, and oblige the stakeholders to produce palm oil in simple packaging and should be sold in the most expensive price, Rp 11.ooo per liter so that the healthy and hygienic cooking oil is always available in the markets for the people.
AMH-O machine could be used by the producers as one alternative to provide hyngienic, clean cooking oil in simple packaging. Besides the machine is relatively cheaper compared to the investment in other common packaging machine.
“It is hoped, the machine could be used to fulfill the domestic needs and exported to other countries that sell cooking oil for their people,” he said.
AMH-O is the implementation of Regulation of Minister of Trade No. 9/ 2016 that obliges cooking oil distribution in packaging. The work system in AMH-o is to fulfill the jerry can in 18 or 25 liters according to the trade mark of the producer to the packaging in some doses, starting from 250 ml, 500 ml, and 1.000 milliliter. (T2)