Govt Provides Electricity to Remote Villages
Electricity is important for economic and industrial purposes as well as for students who study at night in remote villages, President Joko Jokowi Widodo has said.
“Electricity is also important for home industries in villages to operate at night,” the President said during the inauguration of the Steam-Electric Power Station (PLTU) of Cilacap at Karangkandri, Cilacap, Central Java, Monday (25/2).
On that occasion, the President also said that four years ago many areas in the eastern part of Indonesia, as well as in remote islands and villages had no access to electricity.
President Jokowi further said that Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources aims to provide electricity to 99.9% villages and households throughout the country in 2019.
“Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources said that as of today, 98.2% houses in remote villages have had access to electricity,” the President said.
Also present during the event were Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Rini Soemarno, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan, Governor of Central Java Ganjar Pranowo, and Regent of Cilacap Tatto Suwarto Pamuji. (FID/EN)
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Edited by: Mia Medyana