President Jokowi Orders Acceleration of Power Plant and Oil Refinery Construction

By Alfurkon Setiawan
Date 3 Desember 2015
Category: News
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President Jokowi accompanied by Vice President Jusif Kalla led a limited meeting regarding State-Owned Electricity Company PLN and State-Owned Oil and Gas Company Pertamina, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Thursday (3/12)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called for acceleratetion of the construction of power plants and oil refineries because, according to the President, the opportunities are open and there are many investors want to invest to Indonesia.

“The question now is whether we are ready to speed up the services or not, so we will not miss the opportunity and we can take advantage of it and implement it on the grounds,” President Jokowi said during a limited meeting at the Presidential Office on Thursday (3/12) morning.

The President hopes by the end of 2019, electrification ratio can reach 100% as expected.

Meanwhile, regarding the construction of oil refineries which have not been built in the last 30 years, the President said that the construction of oil refineries will be completed in 2019, both in Java and outside Java.

“I have requested my administration and State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) to accelerate the construction. There is no reason to hold the project any longer,” President Jokowi said while asking the reports of the electricity and the progress of oil refinery construction.

The limited meeting was attended by Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Resources Rizal Ramli, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Cabinet  Secretary Pramono Agung, Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Rini Soemarno, Deputy Minister of Finance Mardiasmo, President Director of Pertamina Dwi Soetjipto, and President Director of PLN Sofyan Basir. (FID/AGG/OJI/ES) (RAS/EP/YM/Naster)

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