SOEs Provide Electricity Access for Low Income Households
President Joko Jokowi Widodo on Sunday (2/12) rode his bike to Bantarjati Subdistrict, Bogor, as part of his working visit to West Java Province.
In Bantarjati, the President visited houses to inspect the implementation of the program BUMN untuk negeri (State-Owned Enterprises for the nation): Free Electricity Installation for low income households. Under the program, thirty four State-Owned Enterprises work hand in hand to provide free electricity installation for the low income families to improve their access to electricity.
President Jokowi said that after the electricity installment, the families only pay Rp25,000 to Rp30,000 per month.
For the record, data from the National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Alleviation (TNP2K) shows that there are currently 235,756 low income households in West Java who have no access to electricity from the state-owned electricity company PLN. Those families can only access electricity from their neighbors and should pay approximately Rp50,000 to Rp60,000 per month.
In West Java, as of 30 November 2018, the state-owned enterprises have provided electricity access for 60,798 households, while the target for December 2018 is 100.000 households.
“There are 1.2 million (households) in all provinces (that have no access to electricity). We will gradually provide electricity access for them,” the President said.
Also present during the event were Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Rini Soemarno, CEO of PLN Sofyan Basir, CEO of Bank Mandiri Kartiko Wirjoatmodjo, CEO of BTN Maryono, and CEO of Pertamina Nicke Widyawati. (BPMI/EN)
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Edited by: Mia Medyana