IJSRP, Volume 7, Issue 5, May 2017 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Rahman Abdullah, Andi Maddepungeng, and Rahmi Wahyuni
Infrastructures are no doubt important to speed economic development in the province of Banten. Due to this reason the government of Banten gives a serious concern toward infrastructural development in this province. However, studies estimating the availability of cement to support the infrastructural development in Banten have been limited. This study, by using a dynamic system simulations, aims at estimating the availability of cement for the infrastructural construction in the future. The data were collected from the official statistics and other secondary sources. The study found that the demand for cements will exceed the supply of cement between the period 2018 and 2025. This study suggests the following actions that need to be given serious attention by the provincial government of Banten. First, there is a need to increase the number of cement industries in the province of Banten. Second, the provincial government should introduce conducive policies to attract investors to invest in cement industries to support the sustainability of cement production. Third, the development of cement industries should be environmentally friendly. Fourth, there is a need to develop a large capacity of cement production. Finally, the government needs to monitor the availability of cements to mitigate the gap between the supply and demand of cements in this region.