Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia during the Inauguration of Kesiman Kertalangu Integrated Waste Management Facility, Denpasar City, Bali Province, March 13, 2023

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 13 Maret 2023
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President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo).
We would like to have at least one model of waste management. The system is up to us. We can use integrated waste management system similar to this one here, which has produced pellets, maggots. It has worked well. The tipping fee is also low. Some others may also use incinerator. But first of all, we need to have a model as we have been designing waste management for decades. Yet, we kept failing. Until now, it has been successful, it works here in Denpasar. This is the one that we are going to copy because the cost and budgeting are clear, so other regencies/municipalities only need to imitate.

Reporter
Will we have these kinds of facilities in the Nusantara Capital City (IKN), Sir?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
The model is not yet decided. But it is definite that every city must have integrated waste management facilities.

Reporter
Mr. President, lately, there are a lot of news on foreigners working illegally in Bali. A lot of foreigners staying in Bali have worked illegally. What will the Government do?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Please ask the Governor.

Reporter
About the Minister of Youth and Sports, is there already a successor for him, Sir?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Yes, the Minister of Youth and Sports saw me this morning. His resignation has been sent to the State Secretariat and I have approved it.

Reporter
Is there already a successor for him, Sir?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Just wait for it, we will decide the successor soon. In the meantime, we have appointed Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Cultural Affairs as the Acting Minister of Youth and Sports. Are we finished?

Reporter
Mr. President, what do you think if Russian and Ukrainian citizens take refuge in Bali? Is it allowed, Sir?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
They come here as tourists, not refugees.

Reporter
You invited Mr. Prabowo and Mr. Ganjar in Kebumen. Many people think that it was a political matchmaking between Mr. Prabowo and Mr. Ganjar.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

It was a Grand Harvest, on rice fields. Coincidentally, Mr. Prabowo wanted to go to Magelang, so I invited him to join me. After arriving in Kulonprogo, as his meeting would be held in the afternoon, I invited him to the grand harvest first. There were me, Mr. Ganjar, and Mr. Prabowo. It was very casual.

Reporter
Which one is more ideal, Mr. Prabowo or Mr. Ganjar?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

What is it?

Reporter
The more ideal one?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

They are both ideal.

(AY/MUR)

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