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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 gives a press statement before carrying out a working visit to three countries at the Halim Perdanakusumah Airport - 


Voinews, Jakarta - Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday (9/1) began a series of working visits to three Southeast Asian countries the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei Darussalam. In a press statement at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base, Jakarta, President Joko Widodo said his visit is the first in five years.

"This afternoon, a limited delegation and I will make a working visit to the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei Darussalam. My last visit to these three countries was more than 5 years ago, and they had visited Indonesia. Maybe not once, twice, three times, maybe even five times, for both the prime minister and the president", President said. 

According to the President Special Staff Coordinator, Ari Dwipayana at the Presidential Palace Complex in Jakarta on Tuesday (9/1), the bilateral visit to Brunei Darussalam was to fulfill the invitation of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.

According to Dwipayana, this was also a response to the Sultan of Brunei's previous visit to Indonesia. Apart from that, the President plans to attend Prince Abdul Mateen's wedding during his working visit. Prince Abdul Mateen is the youngest son of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. According to Ari, the President's visit to the three ASEAN member countries was to strengthen friendly relations and cooperation//VOI


President Joko Widodo hands out the El Nino direct cash assistance to drought-affected people in Banyumas District, Central Java, on Wednesday (January 3, 2023). (ANTARA/HO-Presidential Secretariat) - 



Voinews, Jakarta - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) emphasized that the government's El Nino direct cash assistance is specifically dedicated to people affected by the prolonged dry season-induced drought.

Jokowi made the statement during a dialogue with beneficiaries of the government rice reserves (CBP) food assistance at a warehouse of state-run logistics company Bulog in Banyumas District, Central Java, on Wednesday.

"Not everyone will receive this aid since this direct cash assistance is exclusive in nature," he remarked, as cited from the Presidential Secretariat's website in Jakarta.

The head of state affirmed that the government's goal in distributing the special aid is to help the people deal with hikes in prices due to the prolonged dry season caused by the global heat phenomenon El Nino.

On the occasion, he also reiterated that the government would continue to distribute the CBP assistance in the form of 10 kilograms of rice to each beneficiary up until March this year.

"Has everyone here received the aid for the January period? You will receive it again in February and March," he told the aid beneficiaries.

He then hinted at the possibility of the government further extending the CBP aid distribution period.

"I will initially calculate the capacity of our APBN (state budget). If possible, we will continue the aid distribution in April, May, and June," he pointed out.

Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono, Agriculture Minister Andi Amran Sulaiman, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, and Head of the National Food Agency Arief Prasetyo Adi, among others, accompanied the president during his activity//ANT-VOI


President Joko Widodo delivers a speech during the groundbreaking of Campus II of the Muhammadiyah University of Purwokerto in Banyumas, Central Java, on Wednesday (January 3, 2024). (ANTARA/Sumarwoto) - 



Voinews, Jakarta - President Joko Widodo encouraged the academic community of the Muhammadiyah University of Purwokerto (UMP) to properly prepare quality human resources as an effort to welcome Indonesia's demographic bonus expected in 2030.

In a live video broadcast by his secretariat, as followed in Jakarta, the president made the encouraging statement during the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Campus II of the university in Banyumas District, Central Java Province, on Wednesday."I believe that Muhammadiyah, with its long-standing history in education, will manage to push UMP as an international-class superior university that the people of Purwokerto can be proud of. UMP will contribute to the nation's human resource development," he remarked.

Jokowi, as president is widely known, reiterated that in 2030, Indonesia is projected to face a demographic bonus, which constitutes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a nation, noting that Indonesia should make the most of it in order to transform into a developed country.

"Countries in South America have been developing countries since 50-60 years ago. However, they have yet to emerge as developed countries," he noted while citing their failure to prepare superior human resources for welcoming a demographic bonus as the reason.

Jokowi went on to emphasize that the development of human resources is the key to optimizing a demographic bonus. According to Jokowi, Indonesia needs to focus on honing the skills of its young talents.

He then underlined the vital role of the national leadership in 2024, 2029, and 2034, saying that those governing the country during the mentioned periods could be decisive in Indonesia's journey towards becoming a developed country.

"National leaders should fully comprehend and know what to do to bring this country to progress," he affirmed.

Jokowi also noted that UMP, currently home to about 17 thousand students, should take part in developing Indonesia's human resources for the sake of enabling the country to make the most of the expected demographic bonus.

"The opportunity is in sight. Now, it is a matter of how to genuinely make the most of it. If we can do so, we will be able to make Indonesia a developed country," he concluded.

Campus II of the UMP will have 14 floors, and its construction will be supported by a budget of USD 13 million provided by the Public Works and Public Housing Ministry.

Indonesian National Armed Forces Commander General Agus Subiyanto, among others, attended the groundbreaking ceremony//VOI-ANT


National Police Chief General Listyo Prabowo delivers his remarks in IKN Nusantara, East Kalimantan, on Thursday, December 21, 2023. (ANTARA/Laily Rahmawaty/rst) - 



Voinews, Jakarta (ANTARA) - The National Police (Polri) is planning to gradually move 30,878 personnel to the new capital city (IKN) Nusantara in East Kalimantan. National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo stated that the transfer of Polri personnel will be carried out in four stages.

"In the first stage, we will relocate 1,667 personnel to IKN, then 9,484 personnel, followed by 9,685 personnel for the third stage, and lastly, 9,678 personnel for the fourth stage," he said at the groundbreaking for the construction of the Nusantara Special Resort Police station on Thursday.

He noted that 708 officers would be stationed at the special police office for the IKN area and have undergone an assessment at the East Kalimantan Regional Police.

"While waiting for the development process and determining the organizational structure, these personnel are already placed at the East Kalimantan Regional Police, and we have distributed them to the supporting police stations," Prabowo said.

The general ensured that the National Police would continue to monitor President Joko Widodo's (Jokowi's) policies, including for development of the IKN area.

"The National Police is committed to mobilizing all the resources we have to oversee all of the president's policies, especially overseeing the development of IKN Nusantara," he emphasized.

The groundbreaking was also attended by President Jokowi who stated that the construction will take about nine months to complete, with a budget of Rp160 billion (US$10.3 million) on 6,189 square meters of land in an area of approximately 12 hectares.

He expressed optimism that the existence of the Nusantara Special Resort police would genuinely improve services and protection for the people, strengthen law enforcement measures, as well as boost stability and security in Indonesia's future capital.

The president also reminded that the design of the police office should be adjusted to align with the green building concept//ANT-VOI


President Joko Widodo distributes clothes to merchants at Waru Market, North Penajam Paser, East Kalimantan, on Thursday (December 21, 2023). (ANTARA/Nyaman Bagus Purwaniawan-Mohammad Solih Januar) - 



Voinews, Jakatrta - Penajam Paser Utara (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) visited Waru Market, North Penajam Paser, East Kalimantan, to greet locals and hand them parcels before concluding his activities during his two-day working visit in the new capital city (IKN) Nusantara.

The market is situated in Waru Sub-district, approximately two hours of road travel from the Government Core Area of IKN Nusantara in Sepaku Sub-district.

Accompanied by IKN development curator Ridwan Kamil, the head of state distributed black clothes and tote bags containing basic necessities as well as envelopes to merchants at the traditional market.

A merchant, Painah, 73, stated that the president gave her a parcel.

"Mr President gave parcels to me and other people here," she remarked.

The merchant then expressed her gratitude to President Jokowi for the parcels given, adding that she will use the assistance contained in the parcel for meeting her daily needs. Another merchant, Aisyah, 28, also admitted to having received a parcel from the president.

"Mr Jokowi said that this (parcel) contains aid for my business. Hence, I will make good use of it as a business capital," she stated while noting that the president inquired about the prices of vegetables she was selling.

Earlier, President Jokowi arrived in East Kalimantan on Wednesday to inspect and personally launch the construction of various development projects in Indonesia's future capital city.

On the first day of his visit, Jokowi participated in groundbreaking ceremonies for the General Central Hospital of Nusantara and a consortium called the Nusantara Superblock, among others.

The superblock will house a shopping center, apartments, and three hotels.

Meanwhile, on the following day, he initiated several development projects, including the office of the Special Resort Police of Nusantara, building of the IKN District Military Commander, a green public transportation system, and two towers of a green world-class apartment//ANT-VOI


President Joko Widodo at the groundbreaking of the central general hospital (RSUP) in IKN Nusantara, East Kalimantan, on Wednesday (December 20, 2023). (ANTARA/Yashinta Difa/rst) - 



Voinews, Jakarta - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has necessitated that all buildings in the new capital city (IKN) Nusantara should comply with the green building approach to support the principles of environment-friendly green infrastructure in IKN's development.

"I remind all developers in IKN to build with a green principle. The environment must be green along with a green area," Jokowi noted in his speech at the groundbreaking of the central general hospital (RSUP) in IKN on Wednesday.

In order to support the greening effort, the president is also scheduled to conduct tree planting activity during his visit to several locations, including the Axis of Nationality area and the Forest and Land Rehabilitation Location for the Central Government Core Area (KIPP).

"Today, we will carry out reforestation, such as planting endemic trees, to make IKN a green capital city that cannot be found in other countries," Jokowi remarked.

Earlier, the Directorate General of Human Settlements of the Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Ministry stated that the principles of green buildings (BGH) and smart buildings (BGC) were applied to government building construction projects in IKN.

The ministry also continues to increase the implementation of green infrastructure in Indonesia that plays an important role in maintaining the physical aspects of the environment and biocapacity in development.

In this way, the government is able to preserve the natural system while still paying attention to the social, cultural, and economic aspects that improve the quality of life of the community.

Built in stages until 2045 with the concept of the Future Smart Forest City of Indonesia, IKN will showcase the nation's superiority in realizing a smart city that is modern and sustainable in line with international standards//ANT-VOI


President Joko Widodo heads to Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, on Wednesday (December 20, 2023). ANTARA/HO-Biro Pers Sekretariat Presiden - 



Voinews, Jakarta - President Joko Widodo, along with a limited entourage, departed for East Kalimantan Province to inspect and launch several development projects at the development site of the new capital (IKN) Nusantara.

The Press Bureau of the Presidential Secretariat stated on Wednesday that Widodo departed from the Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base, Jakarta, aboard the Indonesia-1 Presidential Aircraft for Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman International Airport, Balikpapan City.

Jaya Military Commander Major General Mohamad Hasan and Jakarta Metropolitan Police Chief Inspector General Karyoto, among others, sent off the head of state at the air base.

Earlier, on Tuesday the president said he was scheduled to once again visit Nusantara to review projects being carried out and participate in groundbreaking ceremonies of several infrastructure construction projects.

"Yes, on Wednesday, there will be groundbreaking events for several projects that will be worked on by the private sector and the government," he remarked after officiating Otista Bridge in Bogor, West Java, on Tuesday.

Widodo highlighted that all parties had expressed enthusiasm in developing various facilities in several zones in Indonesia's future capital city, including the business zone, health zone, and sports zone.

He stated that several groundbreaking events had been held and would continue to be conducted in a bid to encourage all parties to immediately initiate the construction process.

It should be noted that President Widodo has personally launched various projects in Nusantara, such as the Presidential and Vice Presidential Palace, ministerial residence, housing for civil servants and security apparatus, a national football training center, an airport, as well as several hospitals and schools.

The National Capital Authority (OIKN) stated that the next groundbreaking ceremonies in Nusantara will be held on December 20 and 21, thereby commencing the third phase of project groundbreakings in the future city.

"The third phase of groundbreaking at IKN will be carried out on December 20 and 21, 2023," OIKN spokesperson Troy Pantouw noted in a virtual press conference on investment development at IKN on Friday (December 15).

Pantouw explained that the third phase will focus on three sectors: the green sector, the non-state budget funding state institution sector, and the ecosystem to complement the national axis.

Reforestation projects, electricity-based transportation system, hotels, and hospitals, among others, will be launched in the third phase, he stated//ANT-VOI




VOINews, Jakarta - Indonesia has officially become the 40th permanent member of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) announced on Monday.


"I would like to convey good news as a result of the negotiations in Paris last October. Thank God, Indonesia was accepted by acclamation as the 40th permanent member of FATF," he stated at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta.


FATF is an international organization focused on global efforts to eradicate criminal acts of money laundering, terrorism financing, and funding the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.


The president noted that Indonesia's FATF membership is important to increase positive perceptions of the Indonesian financial system.


Increasing positive perceptions of Indonesia's financial system will encourage confidence and trust in the business and investment climate in the country, he remarked.


"It is very important to increase positive perceptions towards the Indonesian financial system. It will help to boost confidence and trust in our business and investment climate, Jokowi remarked.


The head of state also lauded the National Coordinating Committee for the Prevention and Eradication of Money Laundering and other stakeholders for their hard work and commitment to realize Indonesia's goal of becoming an FATF official member.


"We hope that this will be the first step towards better governance of Indonesia's anti-money laundering regime and prevention of terrorist financing," the president stated.


According to the official website of the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK), by joining as a permanent member of the FATF, Indonesia will be able to make a broad contribution to determine global strategic policies related to Anti-Money Laundering and Prevention of the Financing of Terrorism (APUPPT) that can further emphasize Indonesia's position as a country with integrity and capable of actively contributing to the international arena. (Antaranews)




VOINews, Jakarta - The Indonesian government is ready to send its hospital ship to the waters near Gaza, Palestine, to provide medical treatments to the victims of Israeli assaults, Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto stated.


Subianto revealed that the Indonesian government is planning to coordinate with countries in the vicinity of the Palestinian Gaza Strip, including Egypt, to obtain approval for sending the hospital ship.


"We will coordinate with Egyptian authorities. TNI (Indonesian Defense Forces) is ready to send a hospital ship that will be on standby there to provide more assistance," he remarked when met at the Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base, Jakarta, on Saturday.


The minister also spoke of having informed Palestinian Ambassador to Indonesia, Zuhair Al Shun, that Indonesia is always ready to help war victims from Palestine.


Earlier, Minister Subianto accompanied President Joko Widodo during the send-off of Indonesian humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza at the Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base on Saturday.


On that occasion, President Widodo told the media that the government had planned on delivering humanitarian aid for Palestinian people in two batches.


"This is the first batch of aid, consisting of food, medical equipment, blankets, tents, and other logistics, needed by the people in Gaza. The aid weighs 51.5 tons and is carried by three aircraft," he remarked.


He then noted that the aid serves as proof of the Indonesian nation's solidarity and care for the people in Gaza currently suffering from a humanitarian tragedy brought by Israeli forces.


"The humanitarian tragedy in Gaza is unacceptable and must be put to an end as soon as possible," Widodo affirmed.


Two C-130 Hercules aircraft of the Indonesian Air Force and one Boeing 737 plane chartered by the National Police (Polri) have been deployed to deliver humanitarian aid.


A total of 42 flight crew and two officials from the Defense Ministry have been assigned to execute the delivery duty.


The three aircraft took off from Jakarta and will reach El Ashir, Egypt, via several countries. In Egypt, the aid will be handed over to the country's Red Crescent before being delivered to Gaza by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). (Antaranews)




VOINews, Jakarta - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on Saturday morning sent off humanitarian assistance, weighing 51.5 tons, from the Indonesian government and people for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip that is currently being shelled by Israeli forces.


"Praise be to God, the assistance from Indonesia for Palestine will soon be sent to El Arish Airport in Egypt before being delivered to Gaza," the president remarked during the sending off ceremony of the aid at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base in East Jakarta.


He noted that the Indonesian aid for Gaza, comprising medical equipment, blankets, tents, and other logistics, would be followed by another batch of aid.


The president stated that the first batch of the aid was transported by three aircraft, namely two C-130 Hercules planes, with registration numbers A-1327 and A-1328, of the Indonesian Air Force as well as a Boeing 737 plane of Garuda Indonesia.


He highlighted that aid was obtained not only from the government but also from the people that submitted their donation through humanitarian agencies, such as the National Alms Agency (Baznas) and Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), and a fundraising platform


"This is a manifestation of Indonesian solidarity, the nation's care about humanity because the humanitarian tragedy happening in Gaza is unacceptable and must be ended immediately," he stated.


In his speech, President Jokowi reiterated that Indonesia would always stand by the nation of Palestine.


The sending off of the humanitarian aid was directly witnessed by Ambassador of Palestine to Indonesia Zuhair Al Shun.


Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin, Commander of the Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) Admiral Yudo Margono, and Army Chief of Staff General Agus Subiyanto accompanied the president during the activity. (Antaranews)

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