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Although there is autonomy, Papua still struggling: Experts
Poverty, minimal education and lack of health care services are
still whip Papua eight years after the opportunity to provide
centralized control of the regional autonomy in the province, said the
speakers at a seminar in Jakarta on Tuesday, The Jakarta Post reported.
Government of Papua are at this time of corruption and hold fast
to the traditional values that assume that does not need to support
democracy or development, the speaker of the suspect.
"The authorities (Papua) have failed to provide basic needs to the
local community," said S. Muridan Widjojo, a researcher from the
Research Center of the Political Science Institute of Indonesia (LIPI).
In 2001, the national government to give special autonomy to
Papua, which allows the formation of Society of Papua (MRP) and the
introduction of traditional law to settle issues of law.
"Many leaders are selected only because they are the children of local politicians," said Widjojo.
Yusak Reba, Strengthening of Civil Society Institutions to Papua,
to provide a similar assessment, saying that the government has failed
to implement the Papua special autonomy for the welfare of the
"Attempts to build basic educational facilities is not successful," said Widjojo.
Vidhyandika D. Mighty's Center for Strategic and International
Studies, said that five years ago, Papua kemisikinan leg is twice the
"Central Statistics Agency data shows that in 2004, almost 39% of
the people of Papua living below the poverty line," said Mighty.
In 2005, the index of human development in the region is 62.1, which is the lowest among the 33 provinces in Indonesia.
Perkasa said that some leaders are still putting the interests of
Papua family as their priority in the running of government. "As such,
they do not see a problem in helping their family members who need the
money by using funds from local budgets, because they fear the karma
more than the law."
He also added that traditional values are also not allowing people
of Papua who came from a different clan from the local leaders to
participate in the government.
"A government survey in 2006 showed that 71% of respondents
believe that the number of cases of corruption in Papua high," said
According to LIPI, the central government provides funds around
Rp1, 3 trillion to Rp1, 5 trillion every year to Papua to support the
projects of special autonomy, but only some are used for health and
Yudhoyono visits ASEAN shortened
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and other ASEAN leaders were
forced to cut short their visit to Thailand for the annual Southeast
Asian groups, as anti-government supporters attacked the security of
Thailand in the vicinity of the meeting, Agency France-Presse reported.
Prime Minister of Thailand on Saturday said in a brief state of
emergency in the coastal resort of Pattaya and Chonburi province after
the attack pendemo meeting area.
"The government tasked to handle the leaders who will be flying
from Thailand," said Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva in a television
speech in Thailand.
"The situation is very serious as this, the government has decided
to emergencies in Pattaya and Chonburi to handle the situation."
Yudhoyono rombongannya and not to the military air field U-Tapao.
Although their previous ditawari a helicopter to get to the location of
the meeting, they had to wait two hours until the decision to cancel
the meeting was made and they can rise to the plane to return home.
Helicopter from the roof of the hotel used to mengevakuasi foreign leaders who have arrived at the location for the meeting.
Philippines President Gloria Arroyo appears to ascend to a
civilian helicopter that landed on the roof of the hotel. Police also
said that the Prime Minister of Myanmar Thein sein has diterbangkan
helicopter to the U-Tapao.
SBY ready to advance to the second period
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who appears to be advanced to
the second period in government. Yudhoyono began to plan his
re-election campaign on Friday after partainya won the most seats in
the general election, according to official results have not yet,
Agency France-Presse reported.
Democrat is a moderate success to the dramatic transformation of a
new political party in 2001 to become the most powerful party in the
House of Representatives after a general election took place peacefully
in general on Thursday, according to the institutions of independent
Surveys by the projection of Indonesia (LSI) show Democrat victory
with 20.48%, according to the paper hitungannya-paper sound of a
representative sample of 2100 poll.
Opposition party, the Indonesian Democratic Party Struggle (PDI-P)
said that mengusung predecessor as president, Megawati Sukarnoputri is
to obtain 14.33% and the party authorities in the days of Suharto,
Golkar, with strict follow with 13.95%.
Some institutions are also other independent surveys give a
similar projection, which is also in line with opinion surveys before
the election. Calculations will not end up out May 9.
Islamic parties won about a number of projected 26% vote, which is
the worst in the history of Indonesia for this because the community is
now focused on issues such as world growth and employment in the period
of this global economic crisis.
"We will begin tomorrow to political communication, communication
(with other parties)," Yudhoyono said to journalists in his home on
Thursday night. With careful to avoid any claim of victory, he added:
"We will see what the coalition will do and how many presidential
candidates who meet the requirements."
Yudhoyono said that he will welcome all parties, but stressed the
importance of a formal coalition in which its members have the same
commitment towards the same goal. During his reign, efforts have been
reformasinya often terhalangi by the minister's political parties who
hold the same or less a matter of reform.
"A contract must be clearly politically defined. Ethics between
the parties that berkoalisi must be clear and I hope there is a written
agreement between the parties that berkoalisi, "Yudhoyono said in a
press conference in his home in Bogor, West Java.
"According to me, they have the intention to run a better
government for years to come limat should form a coalition, from the
ideology of any kind, provided that they have a good record," he said,
while adding that discussions have started the party.
The President said that he spoke with Vice President Jusuf Kalla,
the head of Golkar, over the phone. A spokesperson for Kalla said that
the vice president has been calling Yudhoyono to congratulate him,
while adding "the president said to him that this is a shared victory".
The analysts said they expect a continuation of the policies of
market-friendly, especially if Yudhoyono remains financially
instalirati minister, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, teknokrat and the other in
Sumsel terrorists imprisoned 12 years
A court in Jakarta on Tuesday that three militant groups
associated with the congregation Islamiyah regional terrorist (JI)
guilty for alleged terrorism and menjatuhi their imprisonment and 12
years old, Agency France-Presse reported.
The three men are - Agustyawarman, Heri Purwanto and Sugianto -
guilty because berkonspirasi and take action as part of a terrorism
suspect JI group of 10 people in Palembang, South Sumatra, Jun ago.
The three men are declared guilty to their involvement in the
plans of separate but given the same punishment as "the devil
conspiracy," said head judge Nurcahyo Aswan to the South Jakarta
The judge stated that Purwanto guilty to involvement in the murder
of a teacher named Dago Simamora in the year 2007 and also with a
hammer attack on a Christian pastor Joshua Winardi.
Purwanto and both have proven Agustyawarman plan attacks against the other clergy.
Agustyawarman also evidently involved in planning a bomb a cafe in
West Sumatera adventurers, saying that the suspect will be canceled
because of concerns of Muslim victims of the fall.
"Factors that aggravate punishment the defendant is the fact that
they never show up feeling sorry for what they were doing. All action
is done with their conscious, "said Judge Nurcahyo.
Their lawyers said they intend appeal.
Enjoy a peaceful election in Aceh
Elections held in Aceh peacefully on Thursday, Agency France-Presse reported.
Election to the board of representatives of local councils and
representatives of the people is the first in the province since the
peace agreement in 2005 that the civil war for 30 years that killed
Aceh Party consisting of the former rebel Free Aceh Movement
(GAM), can participate in the general election as part of a peace
agreement in 2005, is expected to dominate.
Declare victory in the party on Friday in the legislative
elections that were held simultaneously in all of Indonesia, The
Jakarta Globe reported.
"Based on reports we receive from the party election observer in
our places of voting in all of Aceh, our party has won 75% vote," said
party spokesman Adnan Beuransyah.
He said that the sound recording for the Aceh Party is approaching
90% in areas such as Pidie, Pidie Jaya, Bireuen, North Aceh, East Aceh
and Lhokseumawe city, which is a strong areas GAM during the conflict
29 years with the Armed Forces.
Independent Election Commission (KIP) of Aceh have not yet
announced any official results from election day Thursday, which also
compete with the national parties large.
Monitor the institution that is supported by the U.S. eCARD said
that the vote in general elections held net. Based on observations
eCARD volunteers, no violations or only minor problems during the
process of polling and the vote 74.1% in the poll, said a press
Some 19.5% of volunteers said that there are violations or
problems, but not enough to significantly affect the final results.
Only 2.9% of volunteers said that there are many violations that can
affect the results of the election in the poll.
LAW & Rules
Garuda Indonesia pilot imprisoned because the landing off the
Weeks ago the court impose a prison sentence of two years to the
Garuda Indonesia pilot who landed at the airport and the fall of 2007,
which killed 21 people, of negligence kriminalnya, Agency France-Presse
"The defendant, Marwoto Komar, the law and ensure kelalian
criminal guilty to causing the plane fall and cause the loss of lives
of others," the judge said the head of the Sri Andini to the country's
The court decided to impose a heavy penalty, a legal action that
is not normal according to international standards, because the number
of victims who died and the fact that the Komar "did not show a sense
menyesalnya during the trial," said Andini.
The punishment is lighter than the four years required by the
claimant on the action Komar when he tried to land the Boeing 737 high
speed in Yogyakarta airport on 7 March.
The aircraft burned after a slip at the end of the field to track
the airport. Five Australians, diplomatic staff and journalists,
including the victim died.
Komar, who put on uniforms pilotnya although the court was in the
sack from the company due to a national aviation incident, told the
court that he will appeal against the decision.
The pilot in the council still blame damaged valve plane jet, which caused a high speed when the plane landed akan.
However a report by the committee to prove that Indonesian
security Komar did not heed warnings 15 automatically say to him that
he was too fast.
Needed more training to Jakarta Hospital, perespon
Hospital-a hospital in Jakarta in readiness for an emergency, said
Department of Health officials, but a member of the Association of
Public Health said scientists still need training, The Jakarta Post
Head of the Department of Health Crisis Center Rustam Pakaya said
that the doctors and paramedics in 120 hospitals in Jakarta ready to
face an emergency such as earthquake and flood, and the hospital is a
According to Kemal Siregar, a member of the Association of Public
Health Scientists, hospitals, hospitals in the capital has been
prepared with a better than hospital-hospitals in the cities or other
"We still have many things for the preparation. We need to make an
emergency training scenario. Staff should be trained how to handle
people in the disaster. The biggest weakness (of the hospital system)
is the lack of coordination, "said Siregar.
He said that an ambulance, an ambulance is part of the health infrastructure needs improvement.
"Ambulance, ambulance personnel should be equipped with the The,
not just the driver. Many ambulance personnel are trained only to carry
the victims, and they do not know how to give first aid or save lives,
Hospital emergency preparedness is highlighting World Health Day, which falls on 7 April.
WHO Director General Margaret Chan said that a tragedy such as an
emergency or major disaster will be more severe when the health
facilities is not sufficient.
"When a hospital or decay function is interrupted, the souls who
depend on emergency care can be lost. Interruptions in the service
routine can also be shut off, "he said.
Jabodetabek witnessing a disaster shut down two weeks ago when at
least 100 people killed and hundreds of homes destroyed after a levee
failure Situ Gintung.
Fatmawati Hospital handles most of the victims of the disaster, treating 16 of 30 victims sent to hospital-the hospital.
Head of Health, Jakarta Ernawati Dien, said that the hospital responded to the disaster Situ Gintung sufficient.
According Pakaya, the doctors and paramedics in Jakarta is ready for emergency situations.
"The members of the public is that they need to be trained for disaster," he said.
Welcome the efforts of legislative elections
Joint Stock Price Index in the Stock Exchange has the opportunity
to increase 23% by the end of this year, when the general pmilihan will
the country can ensure stability.
Investment Director of PT. Jamsostek, Elvyn G. Masassya quoted by
Bloomberg estimate, at the end of the year, JCI will be able to reach
the position of 1800, up 23% from the position at this time.
According to Bloomberg data, Indonesia succeeded in interesting
the second largest equity fund from 9 Asian countries during 2009.
"This is a time for us to build investment in the form of shares
with a value of fundamentals," said Elvyn that estimate the number of
assets reaching Rp61, 7 billion ($ 5.5 billion).
Elvyn said that Jamsostek akan enter new investment in
infrastructure, mining and financial stocks-shares. The funds will
improve the allocation of shares from the portfolio at this time
reached 15%. Elvyn but does not mention the amount of certainty.
Chairman of Kadin M.S. Hidayat ago on Friday said that President
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in the presidential election in July has come
a greater mandate to create synergy in the economic impact of the
crisis that occurred at this time.
"We will face challenges such as greater unemployment during the
global crisis that occurred at this time. To overcome this, we need a
political coalition that stronger policies to accelerate the
implementation of economic government, "said Hidayat, who is quoted by
The Jakarta Post.
"We need a strong government policies and decisions are supported
by the House of Representatives, that there are no rules or policies
that are not clear," said Thomas Darmawan, keua Association of Food and
Meanwhile, the increase in industrial activity during the first
quarter is estimated to have increasing power consumption. Finance
Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati on Monday said, power consumption, the
industry increased 2.5% from the previous quarter.
This, according to Sri, indicating increase in industrial activity in the country, because of the rising domestic demand.
However, according to Sri Mulyani, the increasing power
consumption is not too significant, given the large decline during the
Number of export to the United States is estimated to have
increased also. Despite the increase during the month of January, but
officials said it does not reflect the overall trend.
Previously, the Central Bureau of Statistics reported that non-oil
exports to Indonesia 3.9% United States rose to $ 802.4 million in
February from $ 772.3 million in the previous month. Indonesia to
export to the United States consists of footwear, textile, garment and
electronic equipment simple.
BUSINESS NEWS BRIEF
Menkeu: first quarter economic growth 4,3-4,8%
Indonesia economy is estimated during the first quarter grew 4.3% to 4.8% from the same period last year.
"Projections of economic growth in Australia for the first quarter
more optimistic compared with other countries of the condition at this
time .. even though the risk reduction of economic growth is still
there," said Minister of Finance, Sri Mulyani Indrawati on Tuesday
quoted by the Reuters.
Previously, Bank Indonesia estimate the economic growth reached 4.6% against the same period last year.
Weeks ago, the World Bank to provide projections of lower growth
for Indonesia, from the previous 4.4% to 3.4% for the year 2009.
Pulse Asia said the report, the Asian Development Bank predicts
economic growth this year will be 3.6%, down from 6.1% in the year
Jelang elections, increase consumer trust index
Consumer trust index in March rose to the highest position since
December 2007. Survey conducted by Bank Indonesia (BI) shows that this
increase in campaign spending triggered by the political parties before
the election. According to Reuters reports, political parties and
legislative candidates to spend large enough to attract sympathy around
170 million registered voters.
BI survey conducted shows that "this enthusiasm will continue
until the upcoming Presidential Election that will increase consumer
Survey conducted by Bank Indonesia, involving 4,600 families in 18
cities in Indonesia, the Index shows that consumer trust increase to
98.6 in March from 96.4 in February, the highest since December 2007
when the index reached 99.1.
Other surveys conducted by Danareksa Research Institute, also
showed improvement sentiment. Index increase to 87.8 in March from 82.9
"Membaiknya level of consumer confidence in economic conditions
showed improvement in rural areas, where many of these benefits because
of the coming harvest season." So according to a survey conducted by
Figures under 100 for the second survey showed a tendency pesimistik from consumers.
On Monday, the Governor of BI Boediono said that the rupiah akan
menguat at the end of the year because of the inclusion of the flow of
investment return after the election run smoothly.
"This is money belonging to the Indonesian people, who at this
time for a while diparkir abroad during the election and will return to
Indonesia," said Boediono cited by Bloomberg.
Bank Indonesia also indicated that cooperation exchange currency
(currency Swaps) with Japan and China, akan mempekruat the rupiah "in
Boediono said, at this time BI are learning Flexible Credit Line
facility provided by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). However,
considering the political situation at this time, Indonesia will not
use the credit.
The position also estimated akan menguat countries after the G-20
to reach agreement on the money market rules, including increased
supervision of the initial transaction (hedging) and derivatives
trading, tax fraud in addition to the compensation arrangements and
Government funding search facility trade
Government to negotiate with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and
International Finance Corporation (IFC) - the investment unit of the
World Bank - in an effort to get trade financing facilities, especially
the export trade.
"We have been getting half a billion (U.S. Dollars) for funding
from the Japanese trade," said Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati
on Tuesday at the State Palace. "IFC and ADB will also provide
assistance. We're currently preparing the draft commitment, "said Sri
Mulyani quoted by The Jakarta Post.
According to Sri Mulyani, the funds obtained from the facilities
funding would be allocated to fund the revitalization of Bank Export
Indonesia - the institution established by the government of money and
time has changed to Indonesian Export Financing Institutions (LPEI).
LPEI will provide funding for facilities with different banks in
general. Requirements submitted by the LPEI relatively easy and will
provide a loan facility for new players, who did not get the facilities
of commercial banking.
LPEI be formed based on the law that was passed by the House of Representatives in December 2008 days ago.
The liquidity crisis that occurred at this time, it is expected
LPEI akan can help the exporters to enter new markets, and complements
the existing funding schemes currently provided by commercial banks.
Sri Mulyani not mention the amount of funds expected from the
negotiations. However, the business, especially exporters, in order to
ask the government to help the pengussaha Indonesia to get access to
Chairman of Kadin, MS Hidayat, said the funds needed at least a $ 1 billion to prevent the further decline in exports.
Central Bureau of Statistics data showed the value of carry
non-oil exports rose 28.3% to $ 12.3 billion in the first 2 months
indari year $ 17.1 billion in the same period last year.
The overall export value reached $ 14.2 billion during the period, down 34.5% from $ 21.7 billion from the previous year.
Indonesia Japan and increase the exchange value of currency
Bank Indonesia (BI) and the Bank of Japan agreed to enhance
bilateral cooperation exchange currency in accordance with the
framework of Chiang Mai Initiative to $ 12 billion from $ 6 billion
that was agreed earlier.
Deputy Governor of BI, Hartadi Sarwono cited Pulse Asia, said the
facility can be used when Indonesia occasionally require additional
supply of foreign currency.
Director of Economic Research, BI, Made Sukanda said, increase the
value of the currency exchange will increase market confidence and
encourage the entry of capital from abroad to India
Until now, foreign currency reserves of Indonesia reached $ 54.8
billion is still considered to be sufficient to pay the debt and
foreign government export demand for 5.9 months.
LPS lowering interest government guaranteed the deposits
Company of savings (LPS) has been lower interest Rupiah deposits
that the government guaranteed 50 basis points to be 7.75%. However,
for the dollar, fixed deposit interest rate of 2.75%.
Director LPS, Firdaus Djaelani cited by Reuters, said the decision
will come into force on 15 April and will be expected to trigger
commercial banks to lower interest rate mind.
Previous week, Bank Indonesia (BI) reduce the interest rate mind
(BI rate) by 25 basis points to be 7.5%. Since December, the BI has
acuanya lower interest rate of 2 percentage points, as the anticipation
of the crisis that occurred at this time and decreasing the level of
"The pressure began to decrease inflation, BI rate also decreased
liquidity and banking sector have also improved," said Firdaus.
Maturitas Samurai Bond 10 years
Samurai bonds that will be offered by the government planned to
have a high maturitas 5 to 10 years and will be offered with a view
market conditions. Therefore according to Sri Mulyani Indrawati on
Tuesday as quoted by Reuters.
"We will see the market conditions and the right time in 2009 or 2010," said Sri Mulyani.
Ministry of Finance target acquisition fund of $ 1.5 billion from the sale of these bonds.
Director General of debt management, Rahmat Waluyanto, said bonds will be released in several stages.
The Government consider funding for fiber optics in Eastern Indonesia
The government plans to consider the use of state budget funds for
the development of the fiber optic cable network in Eastern Indonesia.
According to Antara, a network called the Palapa Ring has a distance of
11,000 km from Sulawesi to Maluku and Papua.
Communication and Information Minister, Muhammad Nuh, said
donations from the Information Technology sector years ago reached Rp7
trillion ($ 623 million) in the form of non-tax revenues to the state
budget last year.
The government hopes will be able to use the funds and the cost of
Universal Service obligation (Uso) to develop projects related to
information, communication and technology, including Palapa Ring.
The use of these funds, which at this time to include in the Budget, must get approval from the House of Representatives.
The project will be made by 4 companies, namely the service
provider PT Telkomsel, PT Indosat, PT Excelcomindo Pratama and PT
Previously, members of a consortium of companies to reach 7. Until
now, the consortium succeeded in collecting only the funds of $ 180
million from $ 225 million needed. This causes tertundanya pelaksaan
In addition, the global crisis also has lower rupiah exchange rate, thus increasing the cost of the project.
Citilink akan earn 5 units of the Garuda Boeing
The Government of Indonesia akan switch unit five Boeing 737-300
to Citilink, a state-owned airline Garuda. Garuda akan do release (spin
off) in June. According to Asia Pulse, Citilink currently has 3 units
of aircraft consisting of 2 units of Boeing 737-300 and Boeing 737-400.
Vice President Citilink, Joseph Saul, said Citilink akan hope to
get 10 units of aircraft at the end of this year, when the company
began to operate as independent airlines.
According to him, Citilink will start to operate with initial
capital of Rp300 billion, including Rp75 billion from the Garuda as a
Citilink back the flight path in September 2008 to 16 domestic routes after the cease operating in January.
United States Export Import Bank approved a loan for $ 1milyar Lion Air
Export Import Bank of the United States agreed to provide loans of $ 1 billion for the purchase of new fleet
"Export Import Bank of the United States to provide loans to the
Lion Air the competitive interest rate and access to credit is the same
as that given to other countries," said United States Ambassador,
Cameron R. Hume tertulisnya in a statement in Jakarta on Monday quoted
In the description mentioned that the Export Import Bank provided
a loan of $ 238 million for the purchase of fleet Boeing (BA) 737-900ER
and before the $ 841 million. With this amount, the Lion Air will be
able to buy 30 passenger aircraft unit.
We delighted to be able to offer to the Lion Air export credit
insurance costs low through this agreement that could reduce the legal
risks associated with cross-border, financing, and lease planes that
are funded by assets, "said Vice President of Exim Bank's Line of
Transportation Robert Morin , separately.
This new funding is possible after the ratification and
implementation of the Cape Town Treaty successfully implemented, which
allows airlines to save Brazil millions of dollars in financing to fund
them. Cape Town Treaty is an international standard which aspects of
the transaction, including aircraft and aircraft engines, particularly
in the case of rentals and the provision of assets.
BI akan publish new atutan to increase credit
Bank Indonesia (BI) will issue new rules on credit problems (Non-Performing Loan).
"Banks complain that this is not fair. What we expect is
anticipating credit problems and prevent the occurrence of this, "said
Boediono day in an interview Monday that quoted by Bloomberg. "We think
this is the appropriate action."
Number of credit problems this year is estimated to be increased.
"We also continue to strive to improve the growth of credit," said
Boediono. "One way is to provide opportunities for restructuring the
BI also encourage commercial banks to increase the amount of basic capital increase as anticipated credit problems.
BI credit growth target of at least 15% this year after previous years ago to reach 31%.
Credit problems (Non-performing loan) that credit is not paid,
both principal repayments and interest, within 90 days after. Credit is
not paid within 180 days is considered kedit that can not be restored.
Johanes Bambang Kendarto, salah seorang direktur PT Bank Mega di
Jakarta, menyambut baik keputusan BI untuk merubah definisi dari
non-performing loans untuk mengurangi tekanan terhadap bank.
Tahun 2005 lalu, BI memperketat syarat pemberian kredit sebagai
upaya untuk meningkatkan transparansi dan menjual saham perbankan untuk
mendapatkan Rp450 triliun ($39,6 milyar) untuk membantu bank-bank yang
terkena dampak krisis Asia tahun 1997-98 lalu.
Keputusan tersebut diambil menyusul aksi peningkatan suku bunga pinjaman karena membaiknya kondisi ekonomi.
BRI akan buka 4000 ATM baru
BUMN Perbankan PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) akan membuka 4000
mesin ATM baru tahun ini. Direktur Operasional Sarwono Sudarto yang
dikutip Asia Pulse pada hari Kamis lalu mengatakan, dengan penambahan
mesin ATM tersebut, maka BRI akan memiliki 6700 ATM, atau yang
terbanyak di Indonesia.
BRI, yang tahun lalu mencatat perolehan laba bersih terbesar, juga
akan membangun 1.500 kantor cabang baru pada akhir tahun ini. Dengan
demikian, jumlah kantor cabang BRI akan menjadi 7.000 kantor.
PLN akan tetapkan harga beli listrik
PT PLN mendapatkan mandat untuk menentukan harga beli listrik dari
para produsen listrik. Hal ini diharapkan akan memberikan keleluasaan
ditengah kondisi ekonomi saat ini.
Dirjen Kelistrikan, J. Purwono yang dikutip oleh The Jakarta Post
mengatakan, mandat tersebut berdasarkan keputusan Menteri Energi dan
Sumber Daya Mineral tentang harga beli listrik dari pengusaha listrik
swasta yang disahkan minggu lalu.
“(Alasan aturan ini) adalah harga jual listrik tidak menghambat
investasi. Iklim investasi menetapkan harga jual listrik yang menarik
(dimata investor) dan pada saat yang sama, sesuai dengan kebutuhan
masyarakat,” kata Purwono.
Harga beli ditentukan berdasarkan beberapa indikator termasuk
jenis, lokasi dan kapasitas pembangkit listrik, indikator makro
ekonomi, jenis bahan bakar, kualitas dan nilai tukar.
“Oleh sebab itu, PLN dapat membeli listrik dengan harga yang
berbeda untuk jenis usaha yang berbeda,” kata Purwono yang menambahkan
bahwa PLN harus mendapatkan ijin pemerintah sebelum menetapkan harga
Pemerintah akan memainkan peranan yang lebih besar dalam penentuan harga beli listrik.
Awal tahun ini, pemerintah telah mengumumkan harga jual listrik antara $0,58 sen hingga $0,8 sen per KWH.
Pemenang listrik swasta dan penentuan harga beli listrik
ditentukan melalui beberapa mekanisme , termasuk diantaranya lelang
terbuka, penunjukan langsung dan seleksi langsung.
Listrik swasta diharapkan akan dapat memasok 40% dari proyek
kelistrikan 10.000 MW PLN tahap kedua yang akan mulai beroperasi tahun
Program kelistrikan 10.000MW tahap pertama yang diluncurkan tahun
2006 lalu difokuskan untuk meningkatkan kapasitas kelistrikan sistem
Jawa-Bali dan seluruh pembangkit listrik dimiliki oleh PLN.
Pertamina memerlukan $3,5 milyar untuk pembangunan PLTU
PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy memerlukan dana sebesar $3,52
milyar untuk memenuhi target pembangunan PLTU tenaga panas bumi dengan
kapasitas total sebesar 1.340 MW sampai dengan tahun 2014.
Direktur Operasional, Suryadharma yang dikutip oleh Asia Pulse
mengatakan, beberapa proyek mulai beroperasi seperti Kamojang (200 MW),
Sibayak (12 MW) dan Lahendong (60 MW)
Suryadharma mengatakan, untuk kebutuhan tersebut, Pertamina tidak
akan mencari pinjaman perbankan karena pembangunan PLTU ini akan
dilakukan dalam beberapa tahap dalam beberapa tahun ke depan,
Namun, sebaiknya, jurubicara Pertamina Anang Rizkani Noor
mengatakan bahwa beberapa proyek seperti PLTP Lumut Balai 1-4,
Lahendong 5-6 dan Ulubelu 3-4 akan didanai oleh bank Dunia.
Truba Alam cari pinjaman $189 juta untuk pembangunan PLTU
PT Truba Alam Manunggal Engineering mencari pinjaman dana sebesar
$189 juta untuk pembangunan pembangkit listrik tenaga batubara. Pejabat
Hubungan Investor, Gamala Katoppo yang dikutip Asia Pulse pada hari
Senin lalu, mengatakan, Truba akan membangun PLTU dengan kapasitas
270-MW di Kuala Tanjung, Sumatra Utara segera setelah dana yang
Gamala mengatakan, pihaknya akan mencari pinjaman dari perbankan
lokal dan asing. Pembangkit tersebut diharapkan akan mulai beroperasi
tahun 2011 dan memerlukan biaya sebesar $270 juta.
Menurut laporan Investor Daily, pembangkit tersebut akan dibangun
bekerjasama dengan Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding.
MINYAK & GAS
Eni temukan cadangan minyak di lepas pantai Kalimantan Timur
Perusahaan minyak dan gas terbesar asal Italia, Eni SpA, menemukan cadangan minyak baru di lepas pantai Kalimantan Timur.
Dalam pernyataan tertulisnya pada Hari Senin, seperti yang dikutip
oleh Reuters, Eni mengatakan bahwa penemuan yang disebut sebagai
”Jangkrik Discovery” tersebut berada di kedalaman 400 meter dan
merupakan kesuksesan dalam kegiatan eksplorasi Eni di Cekungan Kutei
dan membuktikan bahwa wilayah tersebut memiliki potensi hidrokarbon
yang sangat besar.
Eni akan melakukan pemboran lanjutan untuk mengetahui aspek teknis dan komersil pengembangan lapangan tersebut.
Eni juga berpartisipasi dalam pengembangan lapangan gas di Blok Rapak dan Blok Ganal yang terletak di Cekungan Kutai.
Di Cekungan Tarakan, Eni melakukan 2 penemuan cadangan
hidrokarbon, Aster dan Tulip dalam dua tahun terakhir. Saat ini kedua
penemuan tersebut masih dalam penelitian lanjut.
Saat ini Eni memiliki saham kerja di 11 wilayah di Indonesia dan
mengoperasikan 6 diantaranya. Lapangan laut dalam terletak di Cekungan
Tarakan, Cekungan Kutai dan Sumatra Utara.
Kegiatan Eni lainnya adalah di Delta Mahakam, Kalimantan Timur
dimana Eni memiliki ekuitas sebesar 20.000 barrel per hari (setara
PGN akan investasikan $150 juta tahun ini
Perusahaan distributor gas, PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) akan
menyiapkan modal usaha sebesar $150 juta untuk tahun ini. Sekertaris
Perusahaan, Wahid Sutopo yang dikutip oleh Asia Pulse mengatakan, dana
tersebut akan digunakan untuk pembangunan jaringan transmisi dan
distribusi pipa gas di beberapa wilayah di Indonesia.
Wahid mengatakan, salah satu proyek yang dilakukan adalah
penggantian jalur pipa Grissik-Singapura, ruas Tungkal dan Panaran yang
mengalirkan gas dari Jambi ke Singapura.
Pipa sepanjang 23 km telah disambungkan di ruas Kuala
Tungkal-Panaran yang berjarak 110 km dari lapangan gas Grissik. Selain
itu, PGN juga akan membangun ruas pipa gas di Jawa Barat
TPPI direncanakan kembali beroperasi bulan Mei
Trans Pacific Petrochemical Indotama (TPPI), perusahaan yang
bergerak dalam bidang petrokimia, direncanakan akan mulai kembali
beroperasi pada bulan Mei setelah sebelumnya berhenti beroperasi selama
15 bulan. Produksi pertama akan dilakukan pada akhir bulan Mei dan akan
memenuhi kebutuhan dalam negeri. Hal tersebut dikatakan oleh salah
seorang sumber yang dikutip hari Selasa lalu oleh Reuters.
Kompleks petrokimia TPPI berhenti beroperasi sejak bulan Februari 2008 karena adanya kebocoran dinding penahan dari air laut.
"TPPI akan mulai beroperasi pada bulan Mei dan produksi pertama akan siap sebelum bulan Juni,” kata sumber tersebut.
Kompleks yang berlokasi di Tuban, Jawa Timur tersebut mengalami
penundaan operasional menyusul rendahnya harga bahan petrokimia di
Pada bulan Desember lalu, TPPI menandatangani kerjasama dengan PT
Pertamina untuk memasok bahan bakar, sehingga TPPI akan dapat
mengurangi produksi aromatiknya dan meningkatkan produksi bahan bakar
kendaraan bermotor yang lebih menguntungkan. TPPI memiliki kapasitas
produksi bahan bakar sebanyak 50.000 barel setiap harinya. Namun tidak
diketahui apakah seluruhnya akan dialokasikan untuk memenuhi kebutuhan
Pertamina telah meningkatkan stok bahan bakarnya dari 18 hari
menjadi 19 hari dan diperkirakan akan meningkat menjadi 20 hari,
menjelang pemilu legislatif dan pemilu presiden pada tanggal 8 Juli
Salah seorang pejabat TPPI pada bulan Desember lalu mengatakan,
harga jual bensin ke Pertamina akan mengikuti harga pasar. Pertamina
sepakat untuk menjual bensin dengan angka oktan 88 1,2% diatas harga
Pasar petrokimia telah kembali pulih. Pabrik-pabrik dikabarkan
telah mulai meningkatkan produksi menyusul naiknya permintaan dari
Saat ini TPPI sedang melakukan pembicaraan dengan regulator BP Migas mengenai pasokan kondensat untuk bulan Mei mendatang.
Sebelum kilang TPPI ditutup, perusahaan asal Eropa, Vitol yang
merupakan salah satu pemberi pinjaman untuk pembangunan kilang
tersebut, adalah pembeli utama produk-produk TPPI selain memasok
kebutuhan bahan baku yang dibutuhkan.
TPPI juga membeli kondensat yang diproduksikan oleh Pertamina dan
Total, yang memproduksikan kondensat Senipah. TPPI juga mengimpor
Saham TPPI dimiliki oleh Pertamina (15%), PT Tuban Petrochemical
Industries (59,5%), dan sisanya dimiliki oleh perusahaan Thailand Siam
Cement dan perusahaan Jepang Sojitz Corp dan Itochu Corp.
Pertamina terima “standby loan” $3 milyar
PT Pertamina telah memperoleh “standby loan” senilai $3 milyar
(Rp36 triliun) dari 13 institusi pendanaan lokal dan internasional.
“Kami akan menggunakan pinjaman tersebut untuk proyek-proyek hulu
dan hilir untuk meningkatkan produksi minyak dan meningkatkan
distribusi LPG ke masyarakat,” kata direktur keuangan Pertamina,
Frederick Siahaan pada hari Kamis.
Menurut Frederick, Pertamina telah mengalokasikan modal kerja sebesar $2 milyar.
Ekspor timah bulan Maret naik 29%
Ekspor timah olahan Indonesia pada bulan maret lalu diperkirakan naik sebesar 29% teradap bulan yang sama tahun lalu.
"Sepertinya, krisis global tidak banyak berdampak kepada
permintaan timah dari Indonesia,” kata Alberth Yusuf Tobogu, direktur
ekspor untuk produk pertambangan dan industri Departemen Perdagangan
yang dikutip pada hari Selasa lalu oleh Reuters
Sekitar 82% atau 9.141 ton timah dikapalkan ke Singapura dan sisanya ke Malaysia, China, Thailand dan Korea Selatan.
Harga timah, yang digunakan untuk kemasan dan bahan solder untuk
komponen elektronik, telah turun sebanyak 57% dari titik tertinggi
sepanjang sejarah yaitu $25.500 per ton pada bulan Mei tahun lalu.
Harga timah di London Metal Exchange mencapai $10.870/$10.770 per ton di perdagangan Asia pada hari Selasa.
Indonesia diperkirakan telah mengekspor 11.086,42 ton timah olahan
pada bulan Maret, naik dari 8.606,27 ton pada bulan Maret 2008.
Angka tersebut juga naik hampir 30% dari 8.534,23 ton pada bulan Februari.
Sumber: KEMENTERIAN KOORDINATOR BIDANG PEREKONOMIAN REPUBLIK INDONESIA
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PUBLIC TOILETS AID FROM PT. KBN (P)
The increasing number of residential areas in North Jakarta has called for the need to have more sanitary facilities. As a state-owned enterprise which has the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, PT KBN did its social duty by building 5 toilets in some villages in Jakarta, such as the ones in Semper Timur sub-district and Cilincing sub-district, North Jakarta.
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