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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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President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) expressed Indonesia's readiness to support Bangladesh in achieving the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) outbreak target in 2024.
"Indonesia is ready to support the achievement of these targets, including by enhancing mutually beneficial economic and trade cooperation," said President Jokowi during a bilateral meeting with Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Credential Hall, Bangabhan Presidential Palace.
 
Indonesia also expressed its readiness to open market access to enhance trade cooperation with Bangladesh.
"Through the creation of _Preferential Trade Agreement," he said.
 
In addition the two heads of states also discussed the development situation of Rakhine State. Indonesian government and people will always have a commitment and give attention  to help overcome the humanitarian crisis.
 
"I also welcome the Bangladesh government's repatriation agreement with the government of Myanmar, I hope the implementation of the agreement can be voluntary, honorable and safe," said President Jokowi.
President Jokowi also expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome  during his visit to Bangladesh, including his planned visit to Cox's Bazar Sunday. .
 
"Thank you for Your Excellency President Abdul Hamid's honor, an honor to make a visit to Bangladesh for the first time," said President Jokowi.
 
Meanwhile Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said that Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid reiterated that Indonesia is close to Bangladesh. "Because Indonesia is the first country to recognize the independence of Bangladesh and this service will never be forgotten by the people of Bangladesh," said Retno.
In the future, said Retno, the two leaders agreed that economic cooperation would be a priority for the relations between the two countries.
 
After the bilateral meeting, President Jokowi and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo witnessed a cultural meeting and a dinner with President Abdul Hamid and the First Lady of Bangladesh Rasyidah Khanam.
 
Accompanying the President were Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Indonesian Ambassador to Bangladesh Rina Soemarno, and Director of South and Central Asia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ferdy Piay . (Protocol, Press and Media of Secretariat of the President)
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January
After flying two hours and 40 minutes, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka, Bangladesh at 16:20 local time or 17.20 West Indonesia Time by Indonesian Presidential plane-1 on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
 
At the airport, President Jokowi and Mrs. Iriana were greeted by Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid and First Lady Rashidah Khanam. After that President Jokowi and the President of Bangladesh headed for Honorary Dais to attend the state ceremony. 
In the afternoon, President Jokowi received an honorary visit of Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali at the hotel where the President is staying.
 
President Jokowi's meeting with Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid was held at the Credential Hall, Bangabhan Presidential Palace in the evening and ended with a dinner. 
 
Accompanying President and Mrs. Iriana on a flight to Bangladesh are Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita and Special Staff Coordinator President Teten Masduki./// (Release: Protocol, Press and Media Sector Secretariat of the President)
 
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January
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) held a bilateral meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at Prime Minister's House on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
 
President Jokowi believes his state visit to Pakistan will be a new glue to strengthen the cooperation and friendship of both countries. Therefore, President Jokowi focuses on three major bilateral issues, namely economic cooperation, inter-community relations and cooperation for Palestine.
 
President Jokowi said that the total trade value after the implementation of Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) between the two countries has increased significantly since 2013. In 2016 reached USD2, 1 billion or an increase of ± 8.9% per year.
 
Other sectors of negotiations, such as services and investments can begin after the goods sector agreement is implemented. To continuously increase the trade, President Jokowi welcomed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in the Joint Trade Promotion.
 
"In the field of investment, I welcome the formation of 'Joint Venture'  and processing of palm oil in Port of Qosim, Karachi. This cooperation will be able to make Pakistan the trading center of palm oil and its preparations in South and Central Asia region, "said the President.
 
Indonesia will export LNG to Pakistan for 10 years, with an additional option of 5 years, 1.5 million tons / year.
 
"Indonesia is also looking forward to strengthening future energy cooperation such as the possibility of investing Indonesian companies to build LNG regasification facilities and sharing experiences and expertise in environmentally friendly energy utilization," said President Jokowi.
 
In addition, in a business meeting held on January 26, the transaction value of USD 115 million, among others, increased trade in the areas of oil palm, coal, cocoa, coffee, tea and others.
Another thing that is also discussed in the meeting is strengthening the relationship between the two countries, including increasing the flow of tourists and the business world. Both leaders agreed the two-state business world should be glued together.
 
At the end of the meeting, President Jokowi called for joint support for the Palestinians. To that end, President Jokowi reminds the Prime Minister to always hold the lobby to get support for Palestinian independence for the sake of humanity and justice.
 
Also present accompanying the President and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo are Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita, Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan, Special Staff Coordinator President Teten Masduki and Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia for Pakistan Iwan Suyudhie Amri./// (Release Protocol, Press and Media Secretariat of the President)
 
27
January

On the fourth day of his five-nation visit, on Saturday, January 27, 2018, Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) was welcomed by Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at Prime Minister's House, Islamabad, Pakistan. After the state ceremony, President Jokowi held a Tete-a-Tete meeting with PM Abbasi. The event was then followed by a bilateral meeting, the signing of a memorandum of understanding on energy and trade, ending with a luncheon with PM Abbasi. All these activities are held at the Prime Minister's Office, PM House. At noon at approximately 12:30 pm Local Time or 14:30 West Indonesia TIme, President and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo with the entourage will continue the state visit to the fourth country, namely Bangladesh. Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Bangladesh Rina Soemarno said that President Jokowi's visit is a highly anticipated state visit because this is the first visit since 15 years. //// (Release of Protocol, Press and Media Secretariat of the President)

27
January

With democracy, political stability in Indonesia can be maintained. With democracy, Indonesia's economic growth is strong enough above 5% every year. With democracy, Indonesia's economy is one of the 20 largest in the world. Those statements were conveyed by Indonesian President Joko Widodo when speaking at the National Assembly of Pakistan on Friday night, January 26, 2018. The President also ensured that this economic growth can be enjoyed by all Indonesian people. In addition, what is needed is a commitment, a strong commitment of all elements of the nation, a commitment to tolerate diversity awake, a commitment to mutual respect for democracy to function properly. At the beginning of his speech, the President said that it was an honor for him to be able to speak before the Joint Session of the Parliament. On June 26, 1963, President Soekarno addressed the Pakistani Parliament and at that moment he boosted the spirit against colonialism and sparked the spirit of cooperation of newly independent nations. According to Joko Widodo, the friendship of Indonesia and Pakistan is not the friendship that just happened yesterday. Indonesia, said the President, will not forget the support of the people of Pakistan against the struggle for Indonesian independence. In addition to friendship, there are many similarities between the two countries. Indonesia and Pakistan are two large Muslim states. // (Release of Protocol, Press and Media of the Presidential Secretariat)

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January

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) met with Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain at the Aiwan-e-Sadr Presidential Palace, Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday night January 26, 2018. In his meeting with President Mamnoon, President Joko Widodo said that since the implementation of Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA ) in 2013, the value of Indonesia and Pakistan trade has increased significantly from US $ 1.6 billion in 2013 to 2.1 billion US Dollars in 2016. At the beginning of the meeting, President Jokowi said that Indonesia and Pakistan are old friends who had existed decades ago. Since the independence of Indonesia and also since the initiation of the Asian-African Conference. President Joko Widodo expects that the historical closeness of these two countries can be developed into a real cooperation for the welfare and prosperity of the people in both countries. In addition, Indonesia and Pakistan also share many similarities as two large Muslim states and democratic countries. // (Release of Protocol, Press and Media of the Presidential Secretariat)

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January
On the third day of his five-country visit, President Joko Widodo and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo arrived in Islamabad, Pakistan after a 1-hour, 15-minute flight from New Delhi, India on board of Indonesian Presidential Aircraft-1.
 
Arriving at 02.30 pm Local Time or at 04.30 pm West Indonesia Time at Nur Khan Air Base, Islamabad, Pakistan, President and Mrs. Iriana was greeted by Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain and Madam Begun Mahmooda Mamnoon.
 
Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Pakistan Iwan Suyudhie Amri and Deputy Head of Protocol of Pakistan Muhammad Junaid Wazir also welcomed President Jokowi and Mrs. Iriana.// (Release of Protocol, Press and Media Secretariat of the President)
 
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January
Indonesian President Joko Widodo and First Lady Iriana attended the 69th Indian Republic Day Parade in Rajhpat, New Delhi, Friday morning, January 26, 2018.
Upon arrival at Rajhpat, President and Mrs. Iriana was greeted by Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 
 
After attending the 69th Indian Republic Day Parade, President and Mrs. Iriana and entourage left for Islamabad, Pakistan via Air Force Station, India at 13:45 PM Local Time.
 
Following President Joko Widodo and Mrs. Iriana on the flight to Islamabad, Pakistan are Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Special Staff Coordinator President Teten Masduki, Presidential Secretariat President Heru Budi Hartono, Director General of Protocol and Consular Ministry of Foreign Affairs / KPN Andri Hadi, Special Staff of President Ari Dwipayana, Military Secretary of President Marsda TNI Trisno Hendradi and Commander of Presidential Security Force Maj. Gen. TNI (Mar) Suhartono. (Release of Protocol, Press and Media Secretariat of the President)
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January
 
President Joko Widodo encouraged the strengthening of cooperation between Indonesia and Vietnam in a number of respects. During a bilateral meeting with the Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, on the sidelines of the ASEAN-India Summit held at the Taj Diplomatic Enclave Hotel, New Delhi, India, on Friday, January 26, 2018, he raised the discussion about two main points that need to be made the attention of both countries.
 
"First, I want to re-emphasize the importance of accelerating the completion of negotiations on exclusive economic zone (ZEE)," he said.
 
The discussion is expected to create stability in the waters of both countries such as preventing the occurrence of incidents or tension in the waters. In addition, negotiations on ZEE can also be accompanied by cooperation in the wider field of terrorism and maritime handling.
 
"In this regard I welcome the achievement of a preliminary agreement relating to the ZEE delimitation area last November.I asked that the two countries' negotiating teams be able to immediately reach a shared understanding of the potential delimitation of the ZEE boundary," he continued.
 
Meanwhile, the second focus the president has been trying to raise is the policy in the automotive sector that Vietnam implements. The policy regulates the standards and requirements of vehicles imported into the country.
 
The Head of State said that to comply with the policy taking effect as ofJanuary 2018 takes considerable time and cost. The President expressed his concerns if the policy had implications for the disruption of increased trade cooperation between the two countries over the past three years.
 
"I see that the policy could have negative implications for Indonesian exports to the Vietnamese market, especially for completely build-up vehicles and completely knock-down vehicles," he said.
 
To that end, President Joko Widodo asked the Prime Minister of Vietnam to provide an opportunity for Indonesia to learn more detailed rules and policies.
 
"I hope the Vietnamese government can provide an opportunity for Indonesia to study this policy, consider differences in standards and regulations between countries, and provide a transition period for the exporting country," he said.
 
President Jokowi also urged that six agreements in education, law, gas utilization in the border region of the continental shelf, rural development, strengthening of maritime security cooperation, and coal supply signed last year can continue to be implemented.
 
After the meeting, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said that both countries have discussed the issue of ZEE delimitation. "We have held talks 10 times, there is progress but we have to push for progress," said Retno.
 
On the occasion, President Jokowi and PM Nguyễn immediately instructed his staff to accelerate the completion of ZEE.
 
Accompanying the President during the meeting, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung and Special Staff Coordinator of President Teten Masduki./// (Release Protocol, Press and Media Sector Secretariat of the President)