Remarks of President of the Republic of Indonesia at PLN Hub Groundbreaking Ceremony in Nusantara Capital, North Penajam Paser Regency, East Kalimantan Province, June 5, 2024

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 5 Juni 2024
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Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

Good afternoon,

May peace be upon us all.

 

Distinguished ministers, Commander of the Indonesian National Defense Forces, Deputy Minister of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning/Deputy Head of the National Land Agency,

Distinguished Head of the Nusantara Capital Authority and Deputy Head of the Nusantara Capital Authority, Governor of East Kalimantan Province,

Distinguished Commander of the Indonesian National Defense Forces and President Director, the Board of Directors, and management of PT PLN,

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,

I have reiterated multiple times that investing in Nusantara Capital is like buying the future because we want to transform the economy, considering that the global economy changes without a clear direction or certainty. Everything changes and we must anticipate that. Every time an investor wants to invest in Indonesia, including in a data center, they always ask whether or not green energy is available. There are other investors who want to build an aluminum industry, and they always ask, “Can you provide green energy?”

We have huge strength and potential in green energy. For hydropower alone, we have 4,400 rivers. For instance, Kayan River can generate 11,000-13,000 megawatts and Mamberamo River can produce 23,000 megawatts. Those are the big rivers. We can utilize the medium and small ones for so many things, as the President Director has said.

Once again, all investors ask about the availability of green energy. No one asked about using coal-fired power plants. The questions are always about geothermal, hydropower, or wind power, and our country has those strengths. We must leverage them. I really appreciate the construction of PLN Hub that will gather all stakeholders and partners relevant to PT PLN.

We also hope we will change our mindset as Nusantara Capital, as I have stated before, must use 100 percent green energy. It can be from solar panels that PT PLN currently works on, hydropower from perhaps Mahakam [River] or other [rivers], and possibly wind, or other sources.

That concludes my statement on this auspicious occasion and by saying bismillahirrahmanirrahim, this morning I hereby declare the construction of PLN Hub as a smart electricity, telecommunication, and digital center, begin.

I thank you.

Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

(DH/MUR)

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