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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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The President expressed his appreciation for his staff both at central and local level for the achievement to reduce the number of Forest fire. Nevertheless, he cautioned that this handling and prevention should be intensified.

With huge market potential, Indonesia should be the main driver of sharia economy. It was conveyed by President Joko Widodo during a Plenary Meeting of the National Committee on Sharia Finance with ome cabinet ministers on Monday, 5 February 2018, at the Presidential Office of Jakarta.
"I want to emphasize that in the development of sharia economy, we should not only become the target market and industrial products of other countries just to become consumers," said President.
One of the potentials of Indonesia as a country with the largest Muslim population in the world is the asset of sharia banking that continues to increase. In 2017, Indonesia's sharia banking assets stood at Rp435 trillion, or about 5.8% of total banking assets of Indonesia.
"Therefore  we are very serious to work on this potential, and I see the numbers also show improvement," he said.
Similarly, the sharia capital market whose numbers continue to improve. In fact, Indonesia's sukuk market share reached 19% of all sukuk issued by various countries. Not only that, the total assets of sharia non-Islamic finance industry has also doubled in the last five years.
"We also have great potential for the collection of religious social funds, such as pilgrim funds, zakat funds, waqf funds, and infaq funds, and alms," said the President.
Furthermore, the President also mentioned other potentials that must be immediately worked out in the framework of developing sharia economy. Starting from the industrial field fashion, Muslim fashion, halal food, pharmacy, until the tourism sector.
In food industry for example, Indonesia has the highest level of halal food consumption in the world. Indonesia also entered the top five countries with consumption of medicinal products, kosal cosmetics, and the largest Muslim fashion in the world. While in the tourism economy, Indonesia ranks fourth with the most number of tourist visits from OIC members.
"The potential of this tourism sector is still very promising, with global tourism spending reaching USD169 billion or 11.8 percent of global tourism consumption spending," he said.
Nevertheless, the President appealed that the development of Islamic finance industry can provide tangible benefits, including supporting efforts to reduce poverty in order to reduce the number of inequality in the country.
"The data I received still shows that the use of sharia financing is 41.8%, mostly for consumption, while working capital and investment financing only reach 34.3% and 23.2%, respectively," said President.
The President also requested that by 2018 the Shariah LKM, micro-endowment banks, especially those located in pesantren-pesantren, are further expanded and expanded to cover all parts of Indonesia
At the end of his introduction, the President requested that reforms and improvements to the management of zakat and waqf continue to be done to support poverty alleviation programs  and suppress the number of inequities. (Release: Protocol, Press and Media Secretariat of the President) 
President Joko Widodo inaugurated the Rennovated Open and Closed Tennis Court Gelora Bung Karno, Saturday, February 3, 2018. The inauguration of the tennis court is the inauguration of the seventh venue of 14 venues being renovated.
"Every day, Indonesia seems to be ready to welcome the 2018 Asian Games because the venues for the games have been completed," said President at Gelora Bung Karno Open Tennis Court.
After delivering his remarks, the President signed two inscriptions to mark the inauguration of Gelora Bung Karno Open and Closed Tennis Court.
The President also handed two bicycles to Senior Tennis Athletes Yustedjo Tarik and Yayuk Basuki.
Meanwhile, in his report, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono said that the renovation of the tennis courts had been held for 16 months from September 2016 until December 2017.
"The GBK outdoor tennis court is one of the 6 heritage buildings in the GBK area which renovation was carried out by considering aspects of cultural preservation as recommended by the team of cultural heritage experts," said Basuki.  
Attending the inauguration event were Chairman of People's Consultative Assembly (MPR)  Zulkifli Hasan, Vice Chairman of MPR EE Mangindaan, Coordinating Minister for Political, Law and Security Affairs Wiranto, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Public Works and Housing Basuki Hadimuljono Presidential Staff Moeldoko, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and Chairman of KOI / INASGOC Chairman Erick Thohir. (Protocol, Press and Media Secretariat of the President) 
Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno LP Marsudi jointly opened the plenary meeting of Indonesia - United Nations Consultative Forum (IUNCF) in Jakarta on Thursday 1 February 2018. In addition to the Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Director of Multirateral Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Febrian Alphyanto Ruddyard, UN Resident Coordinator in Indonesia, Anita Nirody participated in this meeting. This meeting discussed and followed up on the results of the Working Group (WG) meeting on Information Sharing and Cooperation Development and WG on Administration which was implemented last year. The meeting will also discuss and endorse the outcome document related to the update of Indonesian cooperation list, contact point, joint review of the programs of the United Nations (UN) agencies in Indonesia. In addition, this meeting will also present representatives from the Ministry of Finance to explain the Minister of Finance Regulation (PMK) no. 99 year 2017 on Grant Management Administration./// (VOI/Rezha)

Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI) has made a new breakthrough in the history since the Public Broadcasting Institution presented sports information. RRI is licensed by the International Football Federation (FIFA) for the 2018 Football World Cup to be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018. LPRI RRI President Director M. Rohanudin said RRI's success as a FIFA license holder at the world cup has proven that RRI with its more than 98 broadcast stations across Indonesia is currently seriously carrying one of its themes namely being a trusted and world's brodcaster. (KBRN)

Indonesian President Joko Widodo received the 'Medal of Ghazi Amanullah' from the Afghan President. The award was made at a state-of-the-art dinner hosted by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at the Presidential Palace of Arg, Afghanistan, Monday, January 29, 2018.
This medal is a tribute to President Jokowi for his determination and courage in advancing bilateral relations between Indonesia and Afghanistan, especially in pursuing the peace building in Afghanistan.
"Thank you for the Medal. This medal will be a new spirit to improve bilateral relations and peace," said President Jokowi.
Meanwhile, in his speech at a state lunch, President Jokowi said that everyone has the right to enjoy peace.
"Peace is not a situation that comes from heaven and peace must be sought," President Jokowi said.
The President further said that Indonesia always provides support for reconciliation and peace in Afghanistan through peace building.
"Let us join hands to create peace. Let us join hands to keep peace, let us join hands to create a prosperous world for all," said President Jokowi.
The President believes that with Allah's grace, peace, unity and development will be achieved.
"I am sure that with the blessings of Allah, peace, unity and development will be achieved together, I always pray for the health of President Ghani and the prosperity of our people," said President Jokowi. (Release: Protocol, Press and Media of Presidential Secretariat) 
During a bilateral state visit President Joko Widodo met with Afghan Peace Council chairman Karim Khalili. The meeting was held at the Haram Sarai Palace, Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, January 29, 2018.
The President started his talk by conveying his deep sorrow for the tragedy that took place in Kabul some time later. The incident up to claimed at least dozens of lives.
He was also grateful for the visit made by the Chairman of the Peace Council of Afghanistan and the delegation to Jakarta some time ago. Through this return visit, President Joko Widodo intends to strengthen Indonesia's commitment in helping peace efforts in Afghanistan.
" I will use this visit to affirm Indonesia's commitment to help peace building in Afghanistan as requested by the President of Afghanistan," the President said.
This visit is really used by the President to conduct more detailed discussion about the steps to be taken forward, including the plan of organizing the international clerical meeting.
The President also suggested that the peace process be inclusive. This meeting will be followed up immediately in Jakarta.
"Indonesia is ready to host my suggestion, the meeting is inclusive," said the President. (Release of Protocol, Press and Media of Presidential Secretariat)
President Joko Widodo expressed his deep sorrow to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, along with all the Afghans for the tragedy in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, including the attack that occurred two days ago and Monday morning.
This was conveyed by the President during a joint press statement after a bilateral meeting with the Afghan President at Agr Agr Presidential Palace, Kabul, on Monday, January 29, 2018.
"I pray that the victims will soon be restored and to the families and relatives left behind may they be given the patience," said the President.
At the same time, President Joko Widodo stated that his visit to Afghanistan is a form of self-respect for a similar visit by the Afghan President to Indonesia last year. The Bilateral Visit of the President of the Republic of Indonesia to Afghanistan was also the first since nearly six decades have passed.
"My visit to Afghanistan was the first Presidential Bilateral Visit of the Republic of Indonesia after nearly six decades, and last President Sukarno visited Afghanistan in May 1961," he said.
Given these facts, this visit can be interpreted as Indonesia's strong commitment to improve relations and cooperation with Afghanistan. Indonesia is also committed to building peace and supporting the welfare of the nation of Afghanistan.
The commitment was ultimately strengthened in the bilateral meeting between the two countries that took place warmly and full of brotherhood. Cooperation related to peace building in Afghanistan has been matured by both parties.
"Indonesia and Afghanistan will step up activities that can help in the process of peace building and reconciliation in Afghanistan," the president said.
One form of Indonesian support for peace in Afghanistan is also demonstrated by the continued construction of the Indonesian Islamic Center (IIC) complex in Kabul. According to the plan,  health facilities will be built in the complex this year.
"The health clinic at the IIC complex will begin construction in the spring of 2018 complementing the As-Salam Mosque that has been used by Afghans since 2015," he said.
The IIC Complex is a symbol or monument of the friendship of Indonesia and Afghanistan. The location is expected to be the center of activities that promote peace.
Meanwhile, President Ashraf Ghani welcomed the presence of President Jokowi in Kabul, Afghanistan.
"I really appreciate and thank the people of Afghanistan for coming here. President Jokowi always encourages peace in Afghanistan, "said President Ghani.
In addition, the visit of President Jokowi also brings a blessing to the people of Afghanistan. The arrival of President to Kabul was accompanied by snowfall which is believed to bring blessing.
"His Majesty's arrival did not have to bring gold, but brought rain and snow. Rain and snow are blessing to us. Snow and rain never choose to go down on the rich or the poor, "said President Ghani. (Release Protocol, Press and Media of Secretariat of the President)