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July 5, 2020, 07.23 PM

BEKASI, KOMPAS.com – Construction of Singaporean brand Aice's third ice cream factory in Indonesia has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The project site is in Indonesia’s Sei Mangkei Special Economic Zone in Sumatra. It is Aice’s latest step in expanding its ice cream business in Indonesia.

The initial target for completion of the new factory was 2020, said Aice Group Brand Manager Sylvana Zhong detailed. The Covid-19 virus, however, disrupted the construction phase.

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“In the beginning, our target was to have it completed in December, but because the pandemic, we won’t be meeting such target,” Sylvana said.

The pandemic hindered the importation of machinery needed for the construction of the ice cream factory in Indonesia. 

The company now aims to complete the ice cream factory construction in Indonesia next year.

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“We don’t actually know when we will finish it, but hopefully by 2021. If the coronavirus pandemic continues even longer, then we can’t say exactly when the project will be completed,” said Sylvana.

The upcoming Aice ice cream factory will be around the same size as its existing one in East Java.

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