Daily Archives: March 24, 2019

Govt to increase Sidrap wind power plant’s capacity

Kupang, NTT (ANTARA) – Indonesia’s Energy and Mineral Resource Ministry would increase the production capacity of wind power plant (PLTB) in Sidrap District, South Sulawesi within the next two to three years.

“The power plant in Sidrap would be expanded,” the ministry’s Director of Renewable Energy Harris said in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara on late Saturday.

“Currently the power plant only has the capacity to produce 75 megawatt (of electricity). It would be increased by 50 to 60 megawatt, so it could produce 125-130 megawatt of electricity,” Harris said.

Sidrap wind power plant is the first wind power project in the country and the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia.

It has 30 windmills each with 80-meter high tower and 57-meter long propellers. Each tower produces 2.5 MW of electricity.

Sidrap wind power plant is the first commercial plant of its kind developed by PT UPC Sidrap Bayu, and it can power up to 150,000 households with 450 KVA of apparent power capacity.

The power plant located in Sidenreng Rappang (Sidrap) District of South Sulawesi is said to become a pioneer for the development of renewable energy in Indonesia.

President Joko Widodo when inaugurated the power plant in July 2018 has expressed hope that the development of Sidrap wind power plant would help the government to reach its target of 23 percent contribution of renewable energy to the country’s electricity production by 2025.

Source: ANTARA News

Govt to increase Sidrap wind power plant’s capacity

Kupang, NTT (ANTARA) – Indonesia’s Energy and Mineral Resource Ministry would increase the production capacity of wind power plant (PLTB) in Sidrap District, South Sulawesi within the next two to three years.

“The power plant in Sidrap would be expanded,” the ministry’s Director of Renewable Energy Harris said in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara on late Saturday.

“Currently the power plant only has the capacity to produce 75 megawatt (of electricity). It would be increased by 50 to 60 megawatt, so it could produce 125-130 megawatt of electricity,” Harris said.

Sidrap wind power plant is the first wind power project in the country and the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia.

It has 30 windmills each with 80-meter high tower and 57-meter long propellers. Each tower produces 2.5 MW of electricity.

Sidrap wind power plant is the first commercial plant of its kind developed by PT UPC Sidrap Bayu, and it can power up to 150,000 households with 450 KVA of apparent power capacity.

The power plant located in Sidenreng Rappang (Sidrap) District of South Sulawesi is said to become a pioneer for the development of renewable energy in Indonesia.

President Joko Widodo when inaugurated the power plant in July 2018 has expressed hope that the development of Sidrap wind power plant would help the government to reach its target of 23 percent contribution of renewable energy to the country’s electricity production by 2025.

Source: ANTARA News

Indonesian village facilitators join benchmark program in China

Nias (ANTARA) – Five village heads and ten village facilitators from Indonesia were sent to China and South Korea to participate in a Benchmarking Program or comparative study, a participant of this program said.

“We are assigned to China to join this Benchmarking Program,” said Berkati Ndraha, a participant from Gido Subdistrict, Nias District, North Sumatra, in a short message that he sent to Antara here on Saturday.

Initiated by the Indonesian Ministry of Village, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration, this Benchmarking Program was aimed at empowering the village heads, village assistants, and village activists in supporting rural development and community empowerment programs.

The village heads and facilitators joining this program are selected from those passing a performance evaluation and recommended by various parties.

According to Berkati who has arrived in China, the participants of the program consist of five village heads and 10 village facilitators. Two of them represent North Sumatra Province.

“They are sent to China and Korea, and I am one of them,” said Berkati Ndraha, a village assistant in Hilizoi Village, Gido Subdistrict.

The participants, including himself and his colleague from Batubara District in North Sumatra Province, would be in China from March 23 to April 2, 2019. “We were flagged off by Village, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Minister Eko Putro Sandjojo,” he said.

Before leaving for China, the participants were received by the Chinese ambassador to Indonesia, he said, adding that this Benchmarking Program was expected to enable him to get insightful information and knowledge about the development of an agricultural economy.

Minister of Village, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Eko Putro Sandjojo said earlier that an overseas comparative study was expected to help improve the participants’ competence, and bring about innovation in village management and rural development.

In addition, the participants are also expected to build networks, improve knowledge and open markets between village heads and foreign partners.

For this year, Eko said his ministry had planned to send one thousand participants comprising village heads, village activists, and village assistants to several other countries for comparative studies, including Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Source: ANTARA News

Indonesian village facilitators join benchmark program in China

Nias (ANTARA) – Five village heads and ten village facilitators from Indonesia were sent to China and South Korea to participate in a Benchmarking Program or comparative study, a participant of this program said.

“We are assigned to China to join this Benchmarking Program,” said Berkati Ndraha, a participant from Gido Subdistrict, Nias District, North Sumatra, in a short message that he sent to Antara here on Saturday.

Initiated by the Indonesian Ministry of Village, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration, this Benchmarking Program was aimed at empowering the village heads, village assistants, and village activists in supporting rural development and community empowerment programs.

The village heads and facilitators joining this program are selected from those passing a performance evaluation and recommended by various parties.

According to Berkati who has arrived in China, the participants of the program consist of five village heads and 10 village facilitators. Two of them represent North Sumatra Province.

“They are sent to China and Korea, and I am one of them,” said Berkati Ndraha, a village assistant in Hilizoi Village, Gido Subdistrict.

The participants, including himself and his colleague from Batubara District in North Sumatra Province, would be in China from March 23 to April 2, 2019. “We were flagged off by Village, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Minister Eko Putro Sandjojo,” he said.

Before leaving for China, the participants were received by the Chinese ambassador to Indonesia, he said, adding that this Benchmarking Program was expected to enable him to get insightful information and knowledge about the development of an agricultural economy.

Minister of Village, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Eko Putro Sandjojo said earlier that an overseas comparative study was expected to help improve the participants’ competence, and bring about innovation in village management and rural development.

In addition, the participants are also expected to build networks, improve knowledge and open markets between village heads and foreign partners.

For this year, Eko said his ministry had planned to send one thousand participants comprising village heads, village activists, and village assistants to several other countries for comparative studies, including Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Source: ANTARA News

Construction of East-West MRT corridor to start this year

Jakarta (ANTARA) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has asked the Jakarta government to start the construction of Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Jakarta East � West corridor this year.

“This year, in parallel with the second phase MRT construction for HI traffic circle-Kota section, I hope the East � West corridor can also be started,” President Joko Widodo said at the inauguration of the first phase of Jakarta’s MRT routing Hotel Indonesia traffic circle to Lebak Bulus in Jakarta on Sunday.

The second phase construction of MRT would connect Hotel Indonesia (HI) traffic circle to Ancol in North Jakarta. While the East � West corridor would connect Cikarang to Balaraja.

On the occasion, the president has also launched the second phase construction of MRT that covers a 8.7-kilometer long track from HI traffic circle to Kota.

The operation of MRT Jakarta, he noted, would mark a new era of transportation in the capital city.

“For those who have yet to try the MRT, please try it for free,” the president said.

Jokowi has also called on MRT users not to litter at the station or in the train and practising self-discipline by not vandalizing the train, arrive on time, and queue.

“Please keep it clean,” he said.

The President also expected that the construction of Greater Jakarta light rail transit (LRT), especially those connecting Depok, Bekasi to Jakarta, could be completed by the end of 2019.

Source: ANTARA News