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Kompas.com has reported that APRIL Group makes a significant contribution to the economy locally, regionally and nationally. Since 1999, PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP), operation of APRIL group, has contributed Rp 2.45 trillion (USD 183 million ) to the state.

That amount covers tax revenue of Rp 1.92 trillion (USD 143 million) and non-tax revenue of Rp 530 billion (USD 39 million)

APRIL also contributes to the national employment of approximately 85,000 people per year. Of that number, 65,000 or 81 percent were in Riau. In 2000, RAPP opened 42,000 job opportunities in Riau, increasing to 59,000 people in 2010.

RAPP produces 2.8 million tons of pulp and 1.2 million tons of paper and employs 5,500 direct staff. The resulting products, under the brand PaperOne, are marketed to more than 75 countries.

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