Rachmat Gobel : Petrokimia Gresik is a Very Strategic Company

05 October 2020 10:06 / PG Public Relation / 2456x viewed

The working visit of the Deputy Chairperson of the Indonesian House of Respresentatives, Rachmat Gobel along with Commissions IV and VI to Petrokimia Gresik on Saturday (03/10/20). The arrival of Rachmat Gobel and his entourage was welcomed by the Director of Petrokimia Gresik (PG) at Mustikarasa Café & Restaurant Jalan Tri Dharma Gresik, with strict application of health protocols.

Rachmat Gobel said that this working visit aimed to take a closer look at the company's operations and organization, as well as the research activities and results which was conducted by Petrokimia Gresik. According to him, Petrokimia Gresik has an important role in encouraging agriculture in Indonesia, as well as national development.

"Petrokimia Gresik is not just a fertilizer company, but is a very strategic company in our development context," said Rachmat Gobel.

"For this reason, Commission IV and VI of the Indonesian House of Representatives together encourage Petrokimia Gresik, as well as other fertilizer companies to seriously be able to fulfil our national food needs," he continued.

We must pay serious attention to the sufficiency of national food needs, because we also have to look to the future, how to anticipate a food crisis or world food crisis. Rachmat Gobel said that we could take lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic. Agriculture sustainability and increased productivity must continue to support the national food security program. It is hoped that Petrokimia Gresik can become a global company.

President Director of Petrokimia Gresik, Dwi Satriyo Annurogo in the event said that Petrokimia Gresik is committed in succeeding the priority program of the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, which is to focus on increasing agricultural productivity during the Covid-19 outbreak.

"The role of the agricultural sector as a food provider is becoming increasingly important and strategic during this Covid-19 pandemic. The agricultural sector is a safety milestone because people really need healthy food as a basic need, as well as to increase body immunity, "said Dwi Satriyo.

Petrokimia Gresik as an agroindustry solution company for sustainable agriculture, and members of the holding company PT Pupuk Indonesia (Persero) are committed to always playing an active and synergize role in realizing national food security. Dwi Satriyo explained that commitment is not only by ensuring the availability of fertilizer stocks in buffer warehouses and agricultural stalls in various regions in Indonesia, but also by providing quality agricultural production facilities (fertilizers, seeds, pesticides).

Petrokimia Gresik continues to conduct research and innovation activities for the development of quality products. Recently, Petrokimia Gresik launched to Phonska OCA which is targeted to be the future of companies and agriculture in Indonesia.

"Phonska OCA is an organic product that is fully produced 100% of domestic raw materials. The launch of various innovative products is one of Petrokimia Gresik's efforts to make a real contribution to the progress of Indonesia, "especially in the agricultural and agroindustry sectors," said Dwi Satriyo.

Phonska OCA is a combination of NPK compound fertilizer with organic fertilizer in liquid form which is also enriched with microbes. From the results of quality tests and effectiveness tests, Phonska OCA has succeeded in increasing agricultural productivity.

The discussion program between the Deputy Chairman of the Indonesian House of Representatives, Rachmat Gobel, with Commissions IV and VI with the PG Directors at Mustikarasa Café & Restaurant, then continued with a plant visit to the factory area and PG fertilizer warehouse. (Hartono)

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