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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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Indonesia and Sri Lanka agreed to work together with a focus on economic and trade cooperation. In addition, President Joko Widodo and Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena also paid great attention to capacity building cooperation, and Indo Pacific cooperation.
In the field of economy and trade, President Jokowi pushes the economies of the two countries become more competitive. This was conveyed by President Jokowi in a bilateral meeting with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, Colombo, Sri Lanka, on the afternoon of January 24, 2018.
"One of them is through the establishment of Free Trade Agreement (FTA). And I'm excited because the FTA assessment has started, "said President Jokowi.
President Jokowi asked FTA negotiations to be done gradually starting with Trade in Goods (TIGs) negotiations. Given that Indonesia has made such arrangements with some countries, President Jokowi expects FTA-TIGs negotiations to be completed in no more than 2 years.
"I welcome the agreement to form Trade and Investment Working Group," said President Jokowi.
The Working Group is tasked with addressing and overcoming trade and investment barriers and in parallel negotiating trade agreements.
Indonesia also welcomes the "Cross Regional Cumulation" cooperation in the tobacco sector that has been in effect since 2014 and expects the same arrangements to be made for fabrics.
The President also expressed Indonesia's readiness to participate in infrastructure development in Sri Lanka. One of the contents of the discussion that will be followed up is the plan of PT INKA to export passenger cars / goods to Sri Lanka.
In addition, Sri Lanka is one of Indonesia's priority countries in capacity building cooperation. Therefore, President Jokowi proposed cooperation in disaster management and education.
"As fellow countries vulnerable to natural disasters, both countries need to strengthen cooperation to improve preparedness and awareness, and disaster impact management," said President Jokowi.
Meanwhile, for cooperation in the Indian Ocean region. President Jokowi sees there is a huge economic potential there. Indonesia and Sri Lanka can contribute to the realization of a peaceful, stable and prosperous Indian Ocean Region. It is also time for the Indian Ocean circle to be associated with the Pacific Ocean of Indo-Pacific cooperation.
"This Indo-Pacific cooperation should be open and transparent; inclusive; and respect international law. This cooperation should also be based on mutual trust (confidence building) and habit of dialogue, "said the President.
The architecture of the area would be good if it was built through the building blocks approach.
"This is where the role of IORA where Indonesia and Sri Lanka become members, becomes important," said the President.
Meanwhile, upon arrival at the Presidential Secretariat at 6 pm Local Time, President Jokowi and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo were greeted by President Sirisena and Mrs. Jayanthi Pushpa Sirisena in front of the ceremony grounds. After that, President Jokowi and President Sirisena headed for Honorary Dais to attend a state ceremony.
In the evening, President and Mrs. Iriana attended a state dinner at President's House.
Also present was accompanying President Jokowi and Mrs. Iriana, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Special Staff Coordinator of President Teten Masduki, Indonesian Ambassador to Sri Lanka I Gusti Ngurah Ardiyasa, Head of Anti Narcotics Agency-BNN Komjen Budi Waseso and the Head of BNPP (Basarnas) Marshal Madya TNI Muhammad Syaugi.// (Release Division of Protocol, Press and Media Secretariat of the President)
VOI News - On the sidelines of a state visit to Sri Lanka on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi)  received a courtesy visit by Sri Lanka Parliament Opposition Leader Rajavarothiam Sampanthan at the Hilton Hotel Colombo, Sri Lanka.
President Jokowi also welcomed the visit aimed at encouraging concrete and beneficial cooperation for both countries. Moreover, diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Sri Lanka have been well established for more than six decades.
"In my visit to Sri Lanka, I would like to encourage the strengthening of cooperation in various fields, especially in the economic field," said President.
One of them is by establishing Free Trade Agreement and building capacity cooperation. Therefore, President Jokowi hopes that Indonesia can be given an opportunity to participate in Sri Lanka's economic development.
"I look forward to the support of the Sri Lankan parliament in strengthening the Indonesia-Sri Lanka relationship, including through enhancing close cooperation between parliaments," he said.
In addition, President Jokowi also expressed the readiness of Indonesia to exchange experiences with Sri Lanka related to nation-building, given Sri Lanka's strong commitment to post-conflict resolution in 2019.
"As in Sri Lanka, the process of nation building is also continuously strengthened in Indonesia which has a pluralism with Pancasila as the philosophical foundation of the nation," said the President.
Accompanying the President in the meeting were Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Indonesian Ambassador to Sri Lanka I Gusti Ngurah Ardiyasa. (Release Protocol, Press and Media Division of Secretariat of the President)

After 4 hours and 10 minutes flight, Indonesian Presidential plane-1 carrying President Joko Widodo and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo along with the entourage arrived at Colombo International Airport, Sri Lanka, on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 12:05 pm Local Time (WS ) or at 13:35 pm.
Indonesian Ambassador to Sri Lanka I Gusti Ngurah Ardiyasa and Sri Lanka State Protocol Chief Hasan Rizvi welcomed President Joko Widodo and Mrs. Iriana right in front of the plane door.
The President was greeted by Sri Lankan Foreign Minister. Mrs. Iriana was also welcomed by a bouquet of flowers by a pair of Sri Lankan children.
Before leaving the airport, the President firstly signed the 'Golden Book'. (Bidang Pers & Media Sekretariat Presiden) 

President Joko Widodo highlighted the high level of difficulty faced by investors in the region. In a Government Working Meeting on Accelerating Business Implementation in the Regions at the State Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday, the President cited the high interest of investors to invest in the country but is often hampered by licensing issues. In a meeting attended by several cabinet ministers and regional leaders, the President said that Indonesia has now gained international trust to invest. It should be supported by the ease of running business through easy licensing schemes, both at the central and regional levels.

“Thousands of investors want to invest in our country. But the problem is within ourselves. The problem is in investments that are still hampered by licensing affairs. Therefore this afternoon we gather all the governors, the provincial Parliament chairmen so that we have a common guide, a shared vision to solve the problem because soon we want to build a single submission preceded by forming a task force, especially in the central government it should be connected with investment destinations so that we all have the same persepctive to solve the problem, "the President said.

The President further said the government has issued various economic policy packages that have been issued by the central government but have not been followed up by the head of the region. This, according to the President, will reduce Indonesia's competitiveness compared to the ease of doing business in other countries. According to the President, Indonesia's low competitiveness is due to licensing difficulties and a number of requirements that investors must meet so investors turn their heads to other countries. The President urged the regional heads to no longer issue local regulations that would hamper foreign investment to the country. (VOI-ANDY R/AHM)



President Joko Widodo attended the Indonesian National Military and Indonesian Police Leadership Meeting at the hall of the Gatot Subroto building, Indonesian Military (TNI) headquarters Cilangkap, East Jakarta.

This leadership meeting was held to evaluate the performance of the Indonesian National Military (TNI) and Indonesian Police (Polri) Leadership Meeting in 2017 while preparing steps that will be taken to synergize the two institutions.

The Indonesian National Military and Indonesian Police Leadership Meeting themed Based on Synergy, Solidity and Professionalism, the Indonesian Military (TNI) and Indonesian Police (Polri)are Ready to Secure Regional Head Elections (Pilkada) 2018 and 2019 General Election Stage to Ensure the Continuity of the National Development is attended by 359 High Officers consisting of 180 TNI high ranking officials and 179 police officers. The series of activities of the meeting are jointly organized at the TNI Headquarters.

On the occasion President Joko Widodo was accompanied by TNI Commander Air Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, National Police Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian, Coordinating Minister for Politics, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Military General Moeldoko, and Attorney General HM Prasetyo.//// (Ndy/ahm)


VOI News: Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu receives US Defense Secretary James Mattis' visit in an honorary ceremony at Indonesian Ministry of Defense, Jakarta, Tuesday (23/01). The visit is aimed to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries based on the principle of mutual respect and benefit. In the meeting,the two ministers discussed the vision of Indonesia as the world's maritime axis, bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the region in Trilateral coordinated patrol, Military Information security approval and the procurement of the main weaponry system (Alutsista) and maritime policy. Related to the development of bilateral defense cooperation, the two countries have established good cooperation especially through Indonesia-US strategic security dialogue and Defense Dialogue that is conducted annually both in Indonesia and USA. ///// VOI-Ahmad Faisal/AHM


As a step to strengthen dialogue, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Retno Marsudi, received US Defense Minister James Mattis at the Pancasila Building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday (22/1).

In the meeting, the Foreign Minister again conveyed the importance of the United States to support the achievement of peace between Palestine and Israel. The Minister of Foreign Affairs affirmed that there is no other solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict unless achieving a two-state solution with East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. "The position of Indonesia has been very clear and firm in supporting the Palestinian struggle until the realization of Palestinian independence," said Foreign Minister Retno.

In this regard, Foreign Minister Retno also expressed Indonesia's hope that the US should reconsider its decision to cut its contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). FM said that the role of UNRWA is very important in supporting Palestinian refugees in the field of education and health. "This aid cut will harm and negatively impact the peace process that has been built in Palestine," said Foreign Minister Retno.////


President Joko Widodo receives a Custom Chopper in Bogor. He bought this chopper and He wants to push Indonesian youth to be creative. 



Infrastructure development is a very basic need to compete with other countries. Moreover, infrastructure in the country such as roads, ports, airports and power plants, is still far behind compared to other countries. This statement was conveyed by President Joko Widodo when inaugurating 8.9 kilometer long Bakauheni-Terbanggibesar Toll Road segment of Bakauheni Port - Simpang Susun Bakauheni and 5.5 kilometer long segment of Simpang Susun Lematang - Simpang Susun Kotabaru in Bakauheni, South Lampung Regency on Sunday January 21, 2019.
"I want to encourage that Bakauheni to Palembang toll road can be completed before the Asian Games run," said the President.
Toll road is an example of infrastructure that can improve the competitiveness of a product because it speeds up the delivery process.
Regarding the construction of 140.9 kilometer long Bakauheni-Terbanggi toll road which is the first toll road in Lampung Province, the President is optimistic that the toll road will be completed in June 2018, although there are still problems such as land acquisition.
On the occasion, the President gave appreciation to the central and regional governments, as well as state-owned enterprises that have synergized to build the toll roads.
The President also reminded that the construction of this toll road has not been completed and there are still many parts that need to be connected, and must be continuously built.
Bakauheni - Terbanggi Besar Toll Road is one of the national strategic projects that started three years ago and is part of the Trans Sumatra Toll Road built at a cost of Rp16.8 trillion. "We finish it one by one, but most are still in the process of construction. Therefore, I inaugurated this segment once it is completed to spur other sections to be immediately completed," said the President to reporters.
After the inauguration, the President tested the toll road by a white truck.
A ccompanying the President are Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, SOE Minister Rini Soemarno, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko and Lampung Governor Ridho Ficardo.//// Release Bidang Protokoler, Pers Dan Media Sekretariat Negara