Maros town is the location of the Indonesian Cereals Research Institute, a branch of the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development.
In 2012, regional cement producer PT Semen Bosowa Maros began construction in Maros of a new clinker plant estimated to involved the expenditure of over $300 million. The clinker plant was expected to help the cement company increase production in the region in response to the growing demand for cement to support construction activities.
Rock Art in Caves
Nearby to Maros town, in the area of the Maros Regency to the north of Makassar, is Pettakere cave and other prehistoric caves that contain significant rock art. Recent research suggests that the rock art is of considerably archaeological significance.
- Andi Hajramurni and Raras Cahyafitri, 'Bosowo builds $310 million clinker plant', The Jakarta Post, 20 November 2012.
- M. Aubert et al, 'Pleisocene cave art from Sulawesi, Indonesia', Nature, 514, 9 October 2014. Also Paul S.C. Tacon et al, '40,000 year old rock art found in Indonesia', The Conversation, 9 October 2014.
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