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Saturday, September 02, 2006

Proton says Indon plant not for sale

Proton Holdings Bhd said on Sept 1 that its Cikarang plant near Jakarta is not for sale, contrary to a news report in Indonesia.

It said it was not considering the disposal of the plant, but was planning for its optimum usage in the wake of Indonesia being earmarked as one of its export markets.

"The report from Indonesia is inaccurate as we have plans to ramp up our presence in the country, in both public transport as well as retail markets," said Proton's managing director, Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir in a statement on Sept 1.

"This will require us to activate our assembly facility as we gain traction with car sales in Indonesia."

"We are very proud of the confidence Proton has in Indonesia. We will work towards making Indonesia one of Proton's best markets in the region," said Achmad Safiun, Commissioner of PT Proton Edar Indonesia.

Proton said the number of private cars is expected to grow by 12% every year. In Jakarta itself, there are at least 2.5 million private cars, 3.8 million motorcycles and 255,000 public transportation vehicles on the roads daily.


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