Opening Ceremony by Minister of Defense
On 15 June 2012, the Minister of Defense of Republic of Indonesia Purnomo Yosgiantoro officially opened PT Kaltim Nitrate Indonesia by pressing the button as a symbol of the plant's first production. Many high ranking officials from Central Government, Provincial East Kalimantan and Bontang City attended the ceremony, including East Kalimantan Governor Dr Awang Farouk and Bontang City Mayor Adi Darma. Pupuk Kaltim President Director Aas Asikin and his Board members also attended the ceremony.
The full Board of KNI Directors and Commissioners were present on the occasion. The Minister of Defense congratulated KNI in his speech for completing its Ammonium Nitrate Plant. He stated the product is vital to the Indonesian mining industry and the plant will bring many benefits to the nation. The ceremony took place in the morning and was followed by lunch and a cultural performance at the ballroom of Equatorial Hotel, Bontang.
Minister of Defense of RI officially open KNI plant by pressing the button as a symbolic of starting the first production
KNI Board of Directors and Commissioners take a picture with Minster of Defense of RI after the opening