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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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24
June

Bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and the Philippines experiences a major uplift. One of the developments accomplished is the completion of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Boundary ratification process between both countries.

The news was conveyed by President Joko Widododuring a bilateral meeting with President Rodrigo R Duterte of the Philippines on the sidelines of the 34th ASEAN Summit in Athenee Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, on Saturday night (22/6).

“I appreciate the smooth completion of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) boundary ratification process between Indonesia and the Philippines," said the President.

Foreign Ministers of the two countries plan to exchange the ratification documents in Jakarta next August 2019. This ratification will provide legal certainty to law enforcement and improve maritime sector cooperation.

“I suggest we each assign our team to immediately commence the negotiation on Continent Shelf," said President Jokowi.

Continuing on bilateral issues, President Jokowi communicated the plan of the country's private sector to intensify trade and investment in the Philippines.

“I also hope that Your Excellency's granting on the exemption of Indonesian instant coffee and ceramic products from the price-based special safeguard list," he continued.

Another issue discussed by President Jokowi was the Indo-Pacific cooperation. “I highly appreciate the support and contribution given by the Philippines to the development of the 'ASEAN Outlook on Indo-Pacific Cooperation'," he said.

At the beginning of the meeting, the President also expressed his appreciation for the Filipino Government's help in the release of Indonesian hostages.

“I believe Your Excellency agrees that we will continue to tighten security cooperation, including in Sulu Sea and the surrounding areas," said President Jokowi. (setkab)

24
June

ASEAN Outlook on Indo-Pacific proposed by Indonesia was adopted by the ASEAN Summit in Bangkok this Saturday (22/6).

“This Outlook represents the centrality and force of ASEAN in upholding the principles of peacekeeping, fostering a culture of dialog, and strengthening cooperation," said President Joko Widodo at the Plenary Session of the 34th ASEAN Summit in Athenee Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.

President Jokowi expressed his appreciation for all ASEAN countries that had made major contributions to the development of the Outlook.

The ASEAN Outlook on Indo-Pacificis increasingly relevant to the world's developments today.

“The trade war between US and China has not shown any sign of reconcilement," the President continued. “There is a concern that the trade war is growing into amulti-front war".

Further, President Jokowi said that ASEAN shall hold strong, unite, and assume its role as the motor of peace and stability of South East Asia.

In addition to the issue of Indo-Pacific, during the Plenary Session of the ASEAN Summit, the President also encouraged ASEAN to affirm their commitment to concluding the Regional Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) negotiations.

At the end of his remarks, President Jokowi announced that the new ASEAN Secretariat office construction had been completed and ready for inauguration on 8 August 2019, coinciding with the 52nd anniversary of ASEAN. (setkab)

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23
June

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) reminded that the trade war between the United States (US) and the People's Republic of China (PRC) is not impossible to spread everywhere, and can have an impact on stability and security of the region.

To that end, President Jokowi reminded the need for efforts to strengthen the economic building of ASEAN countries individually and collectively

The statement was conveyed by President Jokowi at the Plenary Session of the 34th ASEAN Summit as quoted by Minister of Foreign Affairs (Menlu) Retno Marsudi at a press conference at the Atlete Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday (6/22).

"This means that intra-ASEAN trade must be strengthened, trade facilitation becomes more important, and MSMEs are reminded that they must benefit from ASEAN economic integration," said President Jokowi.

The Foreign Minister added, on that occasion, President Jokowi also stated that cooperation with ASEAN partners had become more important. The President reminded the importance of our commitment to complete the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations among ASEAN countries this year.

In the midst of the current world situation, according to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the President also stated that it was important that ASEAN had a outlook on the Indo Pacific issue.

"This Outlook reflects the centrality and strength of ASEAN in respecting peace, a culture of dialogue, and also strengthening cooperation," the Foreign Minister quoted President Jokowi as saying,

According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Indonesia expressed his gratitude for the support of ASEAN member countries in jointly developing the ASEAN Indo Pacific Outlook concept, about a year ago when Indonesia began to present this ASEAN Pacific concept. (setkab)

23
June

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) pushed for the completion of negotiations on the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) boundary between Indonesia and Viet Nam when meeting with Prime Minister Viet Nam Nguyen Xuan Phuc on the sidelines of the ASEAN 34th Summit in 2019 at Bangkok Athenee Hotel on Saturday (22 / 6).

In the bilateral meeting, the Prime Minister of Viet Nam directly conveyed his congratulations to President Jokowi for the process and results of the General Elections in Indonesia.

During the meeting, the President conveyed that the issue of EEZ always arose during a meeting between Indonesia and Viet Nam. Therefore, the President hopes that these problems can be resolved soon because they have the potential to cause problems.

"The recent incidents between the sea security authorities of the two countries have been one of the impacts. For that, I hope that Your Majesty can instruct the Viet Nam technical team to be able to immediately finalize the EEZ negotiations, "said the President.

In the meeting, President Joko Widodo also expressed his appreciation for Viet Nam's support for the development of the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific which will be adopted at this summit.

"The ASEAN Draft Outlook on Indo-Pacific cooperation has been discussed for a long time. With the support of Viet Nam, this concept will be adopted at this summit, "said the President.

The President also congratulated Viet Nam who will become the UN DK member country from 2020-2021. Thus, in 2020, there will be two ASEAN member countries (Indonesia and Viet Nam) who will become non-permanent members of the UN Security Council in 2020.

Also present accompanied President Jokowi, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita, Special Staff President Ari Dwipayana, and Indonesian Ambassador for Thailand Ahmad Rusdi. (setkab)

23
June

Indonesia emphasizes the importance of a good security situation for the implementation of voluntary, safe and dignified repatriation.

This was conveyed by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) when meeting the State Counselor of the Republic of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi on the sidelines of the 34th ASEAN Summit held at Bangkok's Athenee Hotel on Saturday (22/6).

"If the security situation does not improve, it will be difficult for voluntary, safe and dignified repatriation to be carried out," said President Jokowi.

"Indonesia also has a high commitment to continue to contribute to solving the Rakhine State issue," said President Jokowi.

President Jokowi also stressed the importance of immediately following up on recommendations from the Preliminary Needs Assessment (PNA) report. Indonesia is ready to again contribute to the follow-up to the recommendations of the PNA Report.

Also present accompanied President Jokowi, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita, Special Staff President Ari Dwipayana, and Indonesian Ambassador for Thailand Ahmad Rusdi. (setkab)

21
June

On his 58th birthday, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) continued to fill it with work. Accompanied by Minister of State (Minister of State) Pratikno, President Jokowi suddenly reviewed the progress of the construction of the  runway 3 at Soekarno Hatta Airport (Soetta), Tangerang, Banten, Friday (6/21) morning.

"We see that this  runway  3 at Soekarno Hatta has already finished 86 percent. We expect 100 percent by the end of this month, and it will be operational as soon as possible. Maybe July  will be already operational, "said President Jokowi.

If the third runway of Soekarno Hatta Airport is operated, according to the President, we will have 120 aircraft movements every hour, up 50 percent compared to the current 81 movements. Thus, requests from airlines from other countries that have been queuing, from Qatar, Saudi, India, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Japan, all of which want to enter but are already full of slots, can now be added to enter Soekarno-Hatta. again.

"We hope that it will not be like yesterday, if we want to go down for half an hour, it's not there after it's finished. God willing, it doesn't exist. That is, the additional large capacity is immediately closed because the replacement is long, "continued the President.

Terminal Four

After this, according to the President, the government will enter additional capacity for the terminal. He claimed that he had ordered the Transportation Minister and Director of PT Angkasa Pura II two years ago to prepare another fourth terminal plan.

"This has already started with the pictures, designs already. We hope that later in 2021 the fourth terminal will also be built again. Three years completed. So that we will expect a total of 110 million passengers here with a fourth plus terminal, "said President Jokowi.

President Jokowi admitted that indeed the flight growth was very fast. Therefore, if the construction of the runway, development such as east cross taxiway is not pursued, the terminal construction is not pursued, we will just go ahead again. "This is what we don't want. Infrastructure must overtake existing growth, "he said.

While related to supporting infrastructure towards the terminal at Soekarno Hatta Airport, according to President Jokowi, if indeed there is now an airport train. You can later use LRT to get to the airport, or the fast train will continue to Soekarno-Hatta.

"We are racing with a speed of growth," said the President. (kemensetkab)

21
June

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is optimistic that in the next 2025 the process of land certification throughout Indonesia will be completed. To that end, President Jokowi urged the National Land Agency (BPN) office to continue to raise the target of completing the issuance of land certificates from year to year.

"Next year I ask for 5 million, next year I will ask for 7 million, next year I will ask for 9 million, next year again 12 million, next year will continue to rise. So that our target in 2025 for all of Indonesia whose names are completed, God willing, will be completed, "said President Jokowi when delivering a speech on the submission of 3,200 land certificates to the people, at Tri Dharma PT Petrokimia GOR, Gresik Regency, East Java, Thursday (6/20) noon

According to the Head of State, in 2015 the certificate held by the community should reach 126 million parcels of land. But in reality, at that time only 46 million plots of land had been certified. The remaining 80 million land parcels have not been certified.

"Previously, in the past one year it could only produce 500 thousand per year, in Indonesia 500 thousand. If it is lacking 80 million, it means it is 160 years old. 80 million, a year is only 500 thousand, meaning that the use of this certificate must wait 160 years, "said the Head of State.

Therefore, President Jokowi conveyed to the Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning (ATR) / Head of BPN that this could not be continued. He asked the ATR Minister / Head of the National Land Agency to be able to complete the land certification target as stated.

"Earlier, the Minister of BPN had promised, the promise of the Minister, you know, Gresik 2024 was all over. The Minister promised, I just have to promise, all of you also promise, "said the President.

Be careful

To the people who already hold the land certificate, the Head of State entrusted the message to be covered in plastic so that if the tiles were leaked, the certificate would not be damaged. The second is photocopied so that the original one is  missing, still the copy exist. Managing it to the BPN office is easy.

Thirdly, the Head of State reminded, so be careful if you want to be used for collateral, for collateral to the bank.

"Please count first, it is calculated before you can install it or not, you can install it or not. If the count doesn't come in, don't borrow, don't use it for collateral. We just received it today, tomorrow at the bank, right? "Because you are in a hurry to get a loan, keep forgetting that it's not counted, you can't pay it off, you lost the certificate ," said the Head of State.

Attending the occasion included First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo, Minister of State Secretary (Minister of State) Pratikno, Minister of ATR / Head of BPN Sofyan Jalil, and Governor of East Java Khofifah Indar Parawansa. (kemensetkab)

21
June

Considering that the Presidential Decree (Keppres) No. 64 of 1999 concerning Indonesian Membership and the Contribution of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia to International Organizations are no longer in line with the development of law and community needs, the government considers this Presidential Decree to be revised.

Based on that consideration, on May 10, 2019, President Joko Widodo has signed Presidential Regulation Number 30 of 2019 concerning Membership and Indonesia's Contributions to International Organizations.

Mentioned in the Perpres, Indonesian Membership and Contribution to International Organizations aims to: a. Indonesia's role and performance in international forums; b. relations between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the governments of other countries; and c. international community trust.

"Indonesia's membership and contribution is devoted as much as possible to national interests," read Article 2 paragraph (2) of this Presidential Regulation.

Indonesian membership, according to this Perpres, is carried out according to procedures and procedures that apply to International Organizations by considering: a. national priorities; b. state financial capacity; and c. Indonesian membership in similar International Organizations. (kemensetkab)

21
June

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20
June

The government made a breakthrough to gain investment and increase exports as much as possible. One of the breakthroughs that was made was to immediately undertake massive tax cuts in several business sectors. Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) had requested that the Ministry of Finance provide more facilities but not just instruments, but more importantly whether it could work in the field.

"So if there are decreases such as tax holidays and tax allowances or even our plans to make changes to the PPH (Income Tax) law so that the tariffs are lower, that is now how fast it is being exercised, and it must really be calculated. The rate drops to 20 percent, how fast and how much fiscal risk can be borne and how it is implemented, "said Sri Mulyani, answering reporters after attending the Limited Meeting to discuss the issue of Breakthrough Investment, Exports and Taxation, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Wednesday (6/19) ) afternoon.

Then regarding the super deduction tax, Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati hopes that the Government Regulation (PP) will come out soon. She pointed out examples such as those for motorized vehicles that are expected to have finished harmonizing, and can be released this week or early next week. "Because it's finished so we can expect it to come out soon," he said.

Minister of Finance detailed, there was also the exemption of VAT (Value Added Tax) for leasing aircraft from abroad which had been imposed to reduce the burden on airlines.

In addition there is also a decrease in PPH rates for bond interest for infrastructure, where the government will reduce from 15% to 5%.

Regarding the property sector, according to Minister of Finance, after increasing the price limit of houses / apartments by Rp30 billion which was subject to PPnBM 20 percent from the previous Rp20 billion and Rp10 billion, the government will also increase the VAT (Value Added Tax) limit for simple houses according to their respective regions -one.

Furthermore, the rate of luxury housing article 22 income tax also fell from 5% to 1%, and the validation of PPH land sales will also be simplified.

"That is all so that the property sector will stretch better," explained the Minister of Finance. (setkab) 

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