Tuesday, 15 September 2015


Ex Dipasena Embankment operators of Tulang Bawang in the Province of Lampung urged the Ministry of Maritime and fishery (KKP) to seriously attend to the invasion of illegally imported shrimp, which caused downfall of selling price of shrimp including those of ex Dipasena embankment in Lampung. “There was indication of leaking import velve and trick of Shirmp Mafia,” Ari Suharso, P3UW Coordinator of Lampung disclosed to Business News (16/6).

KKP had made shrimp as one of the premium commodities of fishery products; but the Government’s action in managing problems in shrimp cultivation seemed to be close to zero. The total revitalization program in Dipasena in the Northern Coast of Lampung, went astray. “Revitalization was not to mention the WFD epidemic which infected thousands of the biggest embankments in southeast Asia.”

Delayed schedule of revitalization program could be injurious to embankment operators which made cultivation even more difficult. Thousand of shrimp cultivation even more difficult. Thousand of shrimp cultivators demanded clarification from the company and they waged mass demonstrations. “Today switched off electricity. On March 4, Ms, Susi, Minister of Maritime and fishery came to Dipasena. She promised mediation between CV Prima and shrimp rearers and turn on electricity, give technical aid, but so far nothing happened”

In the year 2000 Bumi Pasadena was the biggest embankment center in Asia, contributing up to USD 167 million per year. Dipasena was one of the assets belonging national businessman Sjamsul Nursalim. Payment of debt to the Government was part of the obligation as shareholder i.e. bank Dagang Nasional Indonesia (BDFNI). The value according to BKP report came to Rp.19.961 trillion. “Unending conflict because at the beginning asset of Sjamsul Nursalim was sold cheap to CP Prima. Evidently the revitalization program stagnated. Price of shrimp increased problem as it went higher. Supposedly KKP made stringent regulation so the shrimp industry was stable, and undisturbed by illegally imported shrimp.”

CP Prima was a consortium that win ex Sjamsul Nursalim tender asset which became state’s property. On May 2007 finally PT PPA succeeded to sell credit asset and share of Dipasena group worth Rp19.961 trillion to the Consortium of Neptune (CP Prima) only at the price of USD 53.5 million (448 billion). As new owner of ex Dipasena asset, CP Prima changed their name to PT Aruna Wijaya Sakti (PT AWS) who said that the obligation to revitalize would be completed in 12 months (December 2007 – January 2009).

“But the condition worsened. Our conflict with CP Prima had arrived at legal claim at the State Court of Tulang Bawang Lampung. We were forced to exit from Bumi Dipasena. We were also told to pay debt. We owe to the bank by credit pact. Not to CP Prima.”

Unending conflict forced tens of Dipasena embankment operators to run a demonstration at KKP in Central Jakarta. They expected there would be mediator of comflect between embankment owners and CP Prima. The short term solution was that KKP should allow sales of embankment shrimp at the local market.

Price supply at the local market could be stable with increased domestic consumption. Apparently local cold storages was filled with CP Prima was unable to export their shrimp price was down, but the price abroad tend to be stable and this is questionable. We are already miserable and things are made worse with the verdict of Supreme Court which rejected Judical Appeal of 185 embankment operators claimed by CP Prima.”

Partnership between embankment owners and PC Prima was also unbroken. CP Prima had rejected meeting with embankment owners several times, to be exact on February 2011 as partnership no longer included land procurement and production facilities, counseling etc, “We give up, but once in a while there was contact. Broken relation ship with Inti Plasma was by the Facto, not de jure.” (SS)

Business News - June 19, 2015

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