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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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Human resource development has always been a priority in government policies, such as community access to health services, among others through the Healthy Card Program (KIS), community access to education services through the Smart Card Indonesia Program (KIP), and the continuing vocational education scholarship and increasing vocational training.

"But as of this year, especially next year, we have to do big breakthroughs in the field of education and more specifically in higher education," said President Joko Widodo when speaking at the inauguration of the 14th Campus Convention and the 20th Annual Meeting of Indonesian Rector Forum 2018 at Baruga House Andi Pangeran Pettarani, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, South Sulawesi,Thursday, February 15, 2018.

The breakthrough in the field of education should be more significant than the breakthrough infrastructure development in the last three years. The President believes that the rectors have already known that in the past three years the government has made a breakthrough by building infrastructures in various suburbs by building roads and bridges, port airports, reservoirs, power plants in untouched areas.

The President gave an example of the importance of building infrastructure by explaining that the bad infrastructure affected the mobility of people and goods.

Therefore, a major breakthrough in the development of human resources, major breakthroughs in the development of higher education should be done seriously.

"It means that Rectors should work more seriously because this will be the same as the infrastructure. We will desperately change our infrastructure, the concept, the way, the field decisions of our human resources will also be changed, we will change everything," said the Head of State.

At the beginning of the speech, the President said that the rector forum that day is like in the plenary cabinet session on Monday (12/2), because in the cabinet meeting, the President asked the ministers to think about a significant breakthrough in developing human resources.

Also present accompanying President and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo were Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education M Nasir, Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, Minister of Public Works and Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, South Sulawesi Governor Syahrul Yasin Limpo, Chairman of FRI Suyatno and Rector of Hasanuddin University Dwia Ariestina Pulubuhu. (Protocol, Press and Media Secretariat of the President)


President Joko Widodo handed over 3,850 land certificates to the people of South Sulawesi from Takalar, Bantaeng, Bulukumba, Jeneponto, Gowa and Makassar. The handover was conducted at Makattang Daeng Sibali Field, Kalabbirang Village, Pattallasang Sub-district, Takalar District, South Sulawesi Province, Thursday, February 15, 2018.

According to Law No. 5 of 1960 on Agrarian Principles, the Land Ownership must be completed with certificates. Therefore having this certificate will provide a sense of security to the owner.
"No one can claim because there are names in the certificate and size of land" said the President.

The President revealed that in the past, the government could only hand over 500 thousand land certificates across Indonesia each year.
In 2017 the government distributed as many as 5 million certificates.

"This year's target is 7 million certificates and for next year a total of 9 million certificates will be distributed," said the Head of State. (Release: Protocol, Press and Media Secretariat of the President)


After submitting the Hope Family Program (PKH) and Smart Indonesia Cards in Gowa Regency, South Sulawesi, President Joko Widodo accompanied by Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono observed the implementation of cash-for-work program for the construction of irrigation and irrigation roads in Panyangkalang Village, Bajeng Sub-district, Gowa Regency, South Sulawesi, on Thursday February 15, 2018.

Under heavy rainfall, the President saw firsthand cash-intensive activities to build a 1,040-meter-wide and 3-meter-wide production line absorbing 50 workers and farmers groups. The value of this cash work is Rp600 million.

Meanwhile, the construction of irrigation by building a 581 meter long channel absorbed 150 workers valued Rp675 million.

After closely reviewing the cash work, the President explained that in South Sulawesi Province there are 380 locations of cash-intensive work.

"There is irrigation.
There is a paddy field to facilitate the production. And we expect the secondary irrigation channel is good. Later the terrier will have good results in increased production," President told reporters. (Release: Protocol, Press and Media Secretariat of the President)


Land Certificate received by residents in the Molucas. President of the Republic on his trip to Ambon, Molucas, has distributed land certificate to the residents ( 14 February 2018 ). 


President Joko Widodo accompanied by the Minister of Village, the Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration reviewed the work in Batu Merah Village (14/2) which aims to cope with the flood disaster that often happened in the rainy season.


President Joko Widodo meets Queen Maxima from The Nederlands as United Nations Secretary General's Special Advocate (UNSGSA) for Financial Inclusion @ Merdeka Palace, Jakarta ( 13 February 2018 ) 

President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla held a plenary cabinet session along with all the ranks at the State Palace, Jakarta. Preparation of the Government Work Plan of 2019 is the main topic of discussion at this meeting.
To his ranks, the Head of State reminded that starting in 2019, the government should begin to focus on the development of human resources.
"The second stage after infrastructure development in our big work is human resource development and ministries should start designing what will be done in the great work of human resource development," he said on Monday, February 12, 2018.
In relation to Indonesia's growing economic momentum from 5.06% in the third quarter of 2017 to 5.19% in the fourth quarter, the President also hopes that this performance and momentum can be maintained.
Similarly, household consumption is expected to improve in line with the implementation of cash-intensive programs that have been rolled out in some areas.
Furthermore, the President again conveyed to his staff that the key to driving economic growth to be more enhanced is to increase investment and exports. To that end, the government should try its efforts to improve the ease investment climate from central to regional levels. 
"We're in a pace with other countries that are taking steps almost as much as we are.If we're late, we're left behind and investment will shift to other countries that offer better climate whereas we need new jobs to overcome unemployment, "he said.
In addition, the President said that exports contribute 20.37% of GDP. Therefore, to increase exports, the Head of State instructed the line-up to produce breakthrough measures. One of them is to accelerate the resolution of barriers experienced by exporters.
"We also have to start involving business actors and SOEs to work on non-traditional export markets, the ambassadors, consul generals, and trade attaches must also strengthen our economic and economic intelligence diplomacy so that they will become the spearhead of promotion, promotion space and see export opportunities, " he continued.
As his last directive, President Joko Widodo warned his staff to immediately complete unfinished national strategic projects in 2017. For a number of national strategic projects that will begin in 2018, he requested his staff to provide certainty of the execution in the field.
"For that I ask the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs to re-evaluate executable programs or projects and which are impossible to implement.This should be decided quickly," said the President. (Release Protocol Press and Media Secretariat of President Office) 

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Indonesia is a model of country with a very diverse society who have tolerance and sense of togetherness. Therefore, religious leaders should remind the people about the joy of peace, harmony and unity. As reported by the Presidential Secretariat, President Joko Widodo in a Joint Meeting of the People's Congregation for Harmony at the Bogor Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java on Saturday (10/2) reminded that peace, harmony, and brotherhood are the foundations of the state. The President moreover said that to develop Indonesia, not only by taking mutual understanding and tolerance, but also need to cooperate to develop an open education, and to promote mutual understanding among religions, ethnicities, and the social status// Presidential Secretariat, 11.2.18


President Joko Widodo inspecting Groundbreaking Toll Road Padang - Pekanbaru Stage I (Padang - Sicincin) and the inauguration of Padang Bypass Capacity Expansion Project at Jln. Padang Bypass Km. 25, Padang City, West Sumatra Province, Friday afternoon, February 9, 2018.

President Joko Widodo instructed the Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial Planning / Head of National Agriculture Agency (BPN) to realize the target of issuance of land certificate for the people of West Sumatra in 2023.
Up to now there have been only 700 thousand land certificates successfully issued and submitted to the people of West Sumatra. In fact, there should be 1.7 million certificates that must be published soon.
"The BPN office in West Sumatra still has obligation to to hand in one million certificates to the people. That must be resolved soon," said President to the people who attended the Dharmasraya Sports Arena (GOR), Koto Baru, Dharmasraya Regency, West Sumatra, Wednesday, February 7, 2018.
On the occasion, the Head of State also explained how important the certificate as proof of land rights owned by the community. 
Therefore, the President requested that the community to keep the certificates in a safe and not easily damaged place. 
Also present at the ceremony were the Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Agriculture and Spatial Planning / Head of BPN Sofyan Djalil, Social Minister Idrus Marham, Deputy Minister of EMR Arcandra Tahar, West Sumatra Governor Irwan Prayitno, Dharmasraya Regent Sutan Riska Tuanku Raja and BRI Chief Commissioner Andrinof Chaniago. (Release Protocol, Press and Media of Secretariat of the President)