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Rural development crucial, says Jokowi

Rural development crucial, says Jokowi


President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said infrastructure in rural areas is the foundation of development in Indonesia.

“[...] what I like most is the availability of infrastructure in villages. It is the basic foundation for development all over the country,” the President said, adding that there were around 74,000 villages across the country.

Jokowi made the statement during a visit to Surabaya, East Java, on Saturday.

Draft law for new, renewable energy should be prioritized: lawmaker

Draft law for new, renewable energy should be prioritized: lawmaker

Jakarta,  (ANTARA News) - A member of the House Commission VII overseeing energy, mineral resources, research and technology and environmental affairs, Tifatul Sembiring, spoke about the importance of the draft law for new and renewable energy in an attempt to prepare people for the future.

 "The draft law for new and renewable energy should be accelerated. As a result, the Indonesian people will not experience a culture shock toward new and renewable energy," Sembiring said here on Friday.

PLN targets to complete 20 percent of 35,000 MW program this year

PLN targets to complete 20 percent of 35,000 MW program this year

State-owned electricity company PLN is targeting to complete 3,963 megawatts (MW) installed capacity this year to reach 7,000 MW installed capacity or 20 percent of the 35,000 MW electricity program introduced by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo four years ago.

PLN strategic procurement director Supangkat Iwan Santoso said the additional capacity would come from a number of power plants.

There would be at least three coal-fired power plants (PLTU) ready to start operation this year with the total capacity of 2,350 MW – PLTU Java 7 and PLU Java 8 with the capacity of 1,000 MW each and PLTU Lontar with the capacity of 350 MW, Supangkat added.

Surabaya Towards an Environmentally Sustainable City

Surabaya Towards an Environmentally Sustainable City

Surabaya continues to develop the city becoming a more beautiful and greener city. As a result, Surabaya has successfully won some prestigious national and international awards. Some of the awards were Adipura in the metropolitan city category (2014-2017), The 2013 Townscape Awards, Future Government Awards 2013, Global Green City 2017, ASEAN Clean Tourist City Standard Award 2018, Lee Kuan Yew City World Prize 2018 in special mention category, which make Surabaya equal to the three world advanced city, Hamburg of Germany, Tokyo of Japan, and Kazan of Russia. July 9th, 2018 Surabaya was awarded the main prize as best of the best in Yokatta Wonderful Indonesia Tourism Awards 2018, and recently Surabaya won The Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation 2018.

The Prospect of The First Nuclear Power Plant Development in Indonesia

The Prospect of The First Nuclear Power Plant Development in Indonesia

Global warming issues, energy and economy crisis are serious issue threatening the world today. The countries attempt to face it by switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy in their electricity system because renewable energy is regarded as efficient, effective, and low emission energy. Nuclear technology can be developed into alternative energy sources to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions and the utilization of fossil fuel. In fact, there is still pros and cons to the nuclear power plant (NPP) development in some countries, but by the time The NPP development shows a positive trend.

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