President Jokowi Intructs to Simplify Regulation on Waste Management

By Alfurkon Setiawan
Date 7 Desember 2015
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President Jokowi accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla led a limited meeting on waste management, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Monday (7/12)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo instructed the Government to simplify the regulation on converting waste into renewable energy. The President mentioned there parties that want to provide assistance in converting waste into renewable energy or into electricity and they move rapidly.

“I see there are much waste and there are many parties that want to solve the issues., However, the regulation makes it difficult,” President Jokowi said when leading a limited meeting discuss on waste management converting into electric power, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Monday (7/12).

According to the President, based on his experiences when served at the regional governance for 10 years, the problem could not be fixed due to the complicated regulations.

There are tenders and beauty contests in the process. The beauty contest is also covering many fields. The decision is taken based on the beauty contest, the President added, it is so confusing because the regulation is unclear.

 “In my opinion, if there is a clear regulation, it (waste management) is possible to be implemented, and all cities will be clean. The target is not about the price of electricity but how to clean the cities from waste and it could be useful to make energy,” President Jokowi said.

Regarding the problem of prices, the President added, it could be taken from Government’s subsidy if it is not included in PLN’s (State-Owned Electricity Company) calculation. “However, this afternoon, we want to talk about the implication of the regulations which allows the investors to immediately invest in Indonesia, but somehow there will be no waste,” President Jokowi said while hoping the target of new and renewable energy in 2025 could reach 23 percent.

The limited meeting was attended by Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Luhut B. Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Finance Bambang Brojonegoro, Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo, Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasona M. Laolly, Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Rini Sumarno, Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Sudirman Said, Minister of Research and Technology and Higher Education M. Nasir. (SM/FID/ES) (RAS/MMD/Naster)

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