Indonesia, Finland Develop Waste to Energy Project

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesian and Finnish governments are exploring opportunity to cooperate in developing waste to energy project. Earlier, Finland has invested in the same program in Jakarta via city-owned PT Jakarta Propertindo.

“Finland wishes to explore investment potential in Indonesia, the minister arrives with Finnish business and companies,” the National Development Planning Agency Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro after his meeting with Finnish delegates led by Economic Minister Mika Lintilä in Jakarta yesterday.

Borneo Could Lose 75 Percent of Its Forest by 2020: WWF

jakartaglobe.id - Jakarta. On World Environment Day (05/06), World Wildlife Fund Indonesia and Malaysia released an executive summary of an upcoming publication titled "The Environmental Status of Borneo 2016," predicting that Borneo could lose 75 percent of its forest by 2020 due to the alarming level of deforestation on the island.

PLN to settle tender for US$7.2b mine-mouth plants in 2017

thejakartapost.com - State-owned electricity firm PLN plans to hold tender and settle all power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 12 mine-mouth coal-fired power plants in Sumatra and Kalimantan this year to ensure electricity supply in those regions in the long run.

The mine-mouth power plants will have a combined capacity of 4,650 megawatts (MW) of electricity with a total investment value of US$7.2 billion.

Six new trainsets to start operation during Idul Fitri exodus

thejakartapost.com - State-owned train manufacturer PT Industri Kereta Api (INKA) is working to ensure that six trainsets ordered by state owned train operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) will be delivered by mid June.

The trainsets, which consist of 66 units of train cars and can transport around 4,500 passengers per trip, will be deployed by KAI to support its Idul Fitri fleet.

Indonesia, Japan Committed to Accelerating Railway Project

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia and Japan are committed to accelerating the development of medium-speed railway facilities for the Jakarta-Surabaya route, according to Japanese Ambassador to Indonesia Masafumi Ishii.

"With support from Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla, big projects can run well. I will try again to make big projects benefit both countries, Indonesia and Japan," Ishii said at the Vice Presidents office on Friday, June 2.

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