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WIKA Aspal Successfully Exports 50,000 MT of Buton Rock Asphalt (BRA) to China

Buton, October 1st 2020 – Good news comes in the second semester of 2020 for PT WIKA Bitumen, where its subsidiary, PT Wijaya Karya Aspal (WIKA Aspal) has succeeded in exporting one of the superior products of Buton asphalt, Buton Rock Asphalt (BRA) of - / + 50,000 MT to Qingdao Bright Century, PTE. Ltd., one of the big companies from China. The goods loading agenda starts on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 and the plan will end on October 5, 2020.

Shipment of goods is carried out at Banabungi Port using the transhipment method using a barge to the MV Daisy Ocean vessel with a cargo of more than 6000 tons. This export activity is not the first time for WIKA Aspal, thus every export license has gone through the rules and policies of several related agencies, namely; Port Service Unit Office (KUPP), Port Health Office (KKP), Local Customs and Immigration.

“The export of Buton Rock Asphalt (BRA) to China with a contract worth USD 1,475,000, - or equivalent to Rp. 22 billion, is part of the operational strategy of WIKA Aspal in expanding overseas markets, especially Asia, so that our business portfolio will be increasingly recognized by our partners and strategic partners abroad," said Bambang Dwi Wijayanto as President Director of WIKA Bitumen.

Buton Rock Asphalt (BRA) is buton natural asphalt produced from mines in the Kabungka area, with a Mining Business License (IUP) owned by WIKA Asphalt since 2019. The shipment process is planned to be completed within ten days and will soon be ready to go to Qindao Port, P. R. China. Qingdao Bright Century company, PTE. Ltd. engaged in manufacturing midwives and has been a partner of WIKA Bitumen since 2013.

"We are optimistic that Buton Rock Asphalt (BRA) production can meet domestic and foreign needs, because the quality of Buton Asphalt products is a main product from Buton Island that is different from other countries' products. Also, with a high spirit of performance to build the country, as well as supported by the potential of natural resources and qualified human resources, we are sure that the national Buton Asphalt product will be the 'prime product' in our own country," concluded Bambang Dwi Wijayanto, President Director of WIKA Bitumen.

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