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PLN Gradually Recovers Electricity Supply

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State-owned electricity firm PT PLN has recovered electric power to Balaraja Extra High Voltage substation in Banten Province, and furthermore it will be channeled to Suralaya steam-fueled power plant (PLTU) to gradually recover its operation to reach its capacity of 2800 MW of electricity.

In addition, power supply from Gandul Extra High Voltage substations in Depok, West Java Province, will be channeled to Muara Karang gas and steam power plant (PLTGU) to supply electricity to the Indonesian capital city, Jakarta.

Acting President Director of PLN Sripeni Inten Cahyani said here on Sunday that the power supply to Jakarta was expected to recover within three hours.

"We apologize for the inconvenience today, and currently all efforts have been made to recover the Java-Bali power system, especially in the area of West Java, Banten, and Jakarta," Cahyani said.

The company has focused on power supply to PLTGU Muara Karang and PLTGU Priok to recover the system in the capital city.

Previously, PLN has recovered the operation of hydro-generated power plant (PLTA) Saguling and PLTA Cirata which are functioned as power stabilizer, and, at the same time, supply the electricity to PLTU Suralaya through Cibinong, Depok, Gandul, Lengkok, Balaraja and Suralaya extra high voltage substations.

PLTU Suralaya is expected to return to its normal operation within six hours to normalize power system in West Java and Banten.

Blackout that affected thousands of homes and public facilities in West Java, Jakarta, and Banten was caused by several troubles in the extra high voltage 500 kV transmission of Ungaran - Pemalang.

"PLN has taken its best efforts and will have evaluation to prevent recurrence of today's incident," Cahyani said.

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Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit.

The Earth and its ecosystems are our home. In order to achieve a just balance among the economic, social, and environmental needs of present and future generations, it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth.

International Mother Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance.

This Day also recognizes a collective responsibility, as called for in the 1992 Rio Declaration, to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations of humanity.

International Mother Earth Day provides an opportunity to raise public awareness around the world to the challenges regarding the well-being of the planet and all the life it supports.

Mother Earth: Education and Climate Change

Climate change is one of the largest threats to sustainable development globally and is just one of many imbalances caused by the unsustainable actions of humankind, with direct implications for future generations.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement encourage international cooperation among parties on climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information.

During the commemoration of 10th anniversary of International Mother Earth Day, the Ninth Interactive Dialogue of the General Assembly on Harmony with Nature will be held on 22 April 2019 in the Trusteeship Council Chamber. The Interactive Dialogue is to discuss the contributions of Harmony with Nature in ensuring inclusive, equitable and quality education on taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts and to inspire citizens and societies to reconsider how they interact with the natural world in the context of sustainable development, poverty eradication and climate justice, so as to ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in Harmony with Nature.

Climate Action

To boost ambition and accelerate actions to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will host the 2019 Climate Action Summit on 23 September to meet the climate challenge. (un)


Indonesia condemned the bomb attack hard in some places in Sri Lanka, today. On behalf of all the people of Indonesia, I also convey my deep condolences to the Government of Sri Lanka and all the families of the victims. May the victims that were injured could recover soon. ( retweet


 I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali continued its normal operations after Mount Agung in Karangasem District erupted early Sunday.

"Based on the results of a meeting, the Ngurah Rai Airport authorities decided that the airport must continue normal operations by taking into account all supporting data from all relevant stakeholders," chief of the airport's public relations Arie Ahsanurrohim said in Denpasar on Sunday.

Mount Agung again erupted on Sunday at 03.21 a.m. local time, sending a some 2,000-meter high flume of thick ash into the sky from its peak, which is some 5,142 meters above sea level.

Based on the result of a paper test conducted from 06.44 to 08.15 a.m. on Sunday, signs of very thin volcanic ash spread were found around the airport.

Later from 07.00 to 08.22 a.m. the LIDAR scan detected a spread of thin and uneven volcanic ash within a 0-1,500-meter radius of the airport at the altitude of 500 meters above land surface.

Arie said based on the result of aviation meteorological observation (METAR) conducted at 10.30 a.m. no signs of volcanic ash spread were found around the airport.

"The stakeholders will hold another meeting in case of significant change and discuss it comprehensively," he said.

Earlier, executive chief of the Bali Provincial Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) I Made Rentin said a column of thick gray ash from the eruption of Mount Agung moved in the southwesterly direction. The eruption was recorded in the seismogram with a maximum amplitude of 22 mm and a duration of 2 minutes and 55 seconds. Mount Agung has repeatedly erupted in recent years. The volcano also erupted on April 4, 2019 when it sent a nearly two thousand-meter-high flume of thick ash into the air from its peak.

The authorities have maintained the volcano’s alert status at level three and declared a danger zone within a four-kilometer radius of the crater.


World Heritage Day is celebrated every year on April 18. The day is also known as the International Day for Monuments and Sites. The day is celebrated to raise the awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage, monuments, its relevance, how vulnerable it can be and what are the needs and benefits of its conservation. On this day different types of activities, including visits to monuments and heritage sites, conferences are organised. 

The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in 1982 announced April 18 as the World Heritage Day. Every year, ICOMOS proposes a theme for the celebrations and activities which are to be organised on the World Heritage Day. In 2019, the theme is Rural Landscapes. This theme is linked to the theme of the 2019 ICOMOS Scientific Symposium on Rural heritage which is to take place in October in Marrakesh, Morocco. 

Principles concerning rural landscapes as heritage adopted by the ICOMOS General Assembly in 2017. Rural landscapes are multifunctional resources. ICOMOS defined rural landscapes as terrestrial and aquatic areas co-produced by human-nature interaction. These areas are used for the production of food and other renewable natural resources, via agriculture, animal husbandry and pastoralism, fishing and aquaculture, forestry, wild food gathering, hunting, and extraction of other resources, such as salt.

Meanwhile, the theme of the World Heritage Day 2018 was “Heritage for Generations” which emphasis on inter-generational transfer of knowledge. As of 2018, India has 36 World Heritage Sites including Western Ghats, Sundarbans National Park, Historic City of Ahmadabad, Taj Mahal in Agra, Nalanda University, Mahabodhi Temple in Bihar and Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh. (


RRI collaborates with 3 survey institutions in informing quick counts of  2019 General Election. The three survey institutions are Indobarometer, LSI and Charta Politica. The quick count results of the three institutions are:

1. Indobarometer Joko Widodo-Maruf Amen 54.3% - Prabowo-Sandi 45.68%
2. LSI Joko Widodo-Maruf Amen 55.77% - Prabowo-Password 44.23%
3. Joko Widodo-Maruf Charta Politica Amin 54.32% - Prabowo-Sandi 45.68%.
This is a quick count version and is not an official result. The official results are based on manual counts carried out by the KPU until next May. (


Presidential Candidates and Vice-President 02, Prabowo-Sandiaga Uno achieved of 52.74 percent of the number of votes entered nationally at 96.8 percent.

Meanwhile, Candidates number 01, Jokowi-Amin only got a vote of 47.26 percent.

These results are a quick count issued by Indonesia Development Monitoring (IDM), Wednesday (04/17/2019).

This was revealed by IDM Director Bin Firman Tresnadi to reporters in Jakarta.

"From the quick count results from IDM at 5,475 polling stations, it is almost the same as when IDM conducted an exit poll. Up to now there are 96.8 percent of data entered," he said.

The details are:

Sumatera island:

Joko Widodo - Maruf Amin 39.61 percent.

Prabowo-Sandi 60.39 percent.

Kalimantan island:

Joko Widodo-Maruf Amin 50.26 percent.

Prabowo-Sandiaga 49.74 percent

Sulawesi island:

Joko Widodo-Maruf Amin 32.31 percent

Prabowo-Sandi 68.69 percent

Bali / NTB / NTT Island:

Joko Widodo - Maruf Amin 51.28 percent.

Prabowo - Sandi is 48.72 percent

Java Island:

Joko Widodo-Maruf Amin 48.23 percent.

Prabowo-Sandiaga 51.87 percent

Papua / West Papua / Maluku / North Maluku:

Joko Widodo-Maruf Amin 49.74 percent

Prabowo-Sandi 50.26 percent. ( 


 Speaker of Indonesia's House of Representatives, Bambang Soesatyo, along with members of his family, exercised their voting rights at polling booth 15 in Kauman Sub-district, Purbalingga District, Central Java Province, on Wednesday.

Soesatyo, in a white shirt, was spotted arriving at the polling booth at 9 a.m. Western Indonesian Time.

After casting his vote, the speaker greeted and engaged in talks with those residing in proximity to the polling booth.

Soesatyo obliged the request of enthusiastic locals to click pictures with him.

The House speaker was upbeat that the national elections would be held in an orderly and peaceful manner across Indonesia.

"Today, we have reached a point where we need to make a choice, and we are optimistic that all would run safely, orderly, and peacefully," he noted.

Soesatyo further emphasized that elections are a democratic fiesta in which all citizens must partake sans any threat or low feelings.

"I see the lit-up faces of people at this polling booth, as this election is a celebration. Hence, we must be joyful," he remarked.

Furthermore, Soesatyo visited several polling booths in the districts of Purbalingga, Banjarnegara, and Kebumen to ascertain the smooth implementation of the polling process.

"People need not fear visiting polling booths since the TNI (Indonesian army) and Police are ensuring security and order," he affirmed. (ant)


 Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto visited polling booth 041 in Bojong Koneng Village, Babakan Madang Sub-district, Bogor District, in Central Java, on Wednesday, to cast his vote.

Subianto, dressed in a white shirt and brown trousers, reached the polling booth at around 8:06 Western Indonesian Time.

Subianto was spotted in the company of Gerindra Party Vice Chairman Fadli Zon, whose name was also on the voter list at the polling station.

Presidential candidate Subianto had earlier planned to cast his ballot at the polling booth at around 7:00 Western Indonesian Time. 

In line with the agenda made public by the Prabowo-Sandi Media Center, before casting his vote, Subianto offered the dawn prayer at the Nurul Wathan Mosque in Hambalang.

After exercising his right to vote, Subianto planned to head to his residence on Kertanegara 4 Street to keep a close eye on the results of quick count of the 2019 Election. (ant)


Incumbent presidential candidate Joko Widodo and wife Iriana Widodo cast their votes at polling booth 008 located in the State Administrative Agency (LAN) office in Gambir, Central Jakarta on Wednesday.

Wearing white shirts, Jokowi and Iriana arrived at the polling booth at 10.00 a.m. 

The president and Iriana showed their marked little fingers after casting their ballots.

Jokowi said that he felt relieved after giving his vote, saying that he would play with his grand children and there was no plan yet to meet with chairman of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) Megawati Soekarnoputri.

Earlier on the day, vice presidential candidate Ma'ruf Amin cast his vote at polling booth 051 located at Deli Street in Koja, North Jakarta.

Also wearing white shirt, Ma'ruf Amin has called on his supporters to color the polling booth white.(ant)


President Joko Widodo, after performing Umrah (minor hajj), undertook a pilgrimage to the tomb of Prophet Muhammad and carried out a sunnah (optional) prayer in Raudhah (a special place), at Nabawi Mosque, Medina.

"Upon his arrival at the mosque, the President, Mrs. Iriana, and their two sons, Gibran Rakabuming Raka and Kaesang Pangarep, and the group carried out sunnah prayers at Raudhah," according to a statement from the Presidential Secretariat Deputy Protocol, Press and Media, Bey Machmudin, received by Antara in Jakarta on Monday.

Raudhah is located between the house of Prophet Muhammad and the mihrab or pulpit at the Prophet's Mosque.

While at the Nabawi Mosque, in addition to the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad, the President and Mrs. Iriana also undertook a pilgrimage to the tomb of Umar bin Khattab, and Abu Bakr Ash-Siddiq.

After the pilgrimage, at 11:00 local time, the President and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo and the group headed to Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Airport, Medina, to return to the country.

A number of officials who accompanied the President at the Nabawi Mosque were Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Chief of the Presidential Staff Moeldoko, and Indonesian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Agus Maftuh Abegebriel.  (ant)