“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

City invites foreign investors

Tifa Asrianti, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta  

The Jakarta administration is offering several infrastructure projects to international investors, especially in transportation and waste management. 

The city's bureau of capital investment and regional monetary management (BPM PKUD) held a one-day Jakarta Business Forum on Thursday. The forum attracted 125 business people from 14 countries, including Australia, the United States, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea. 

"Our goal is to improve efficiency and performance for our expenditures, diversify and optimize city spending as well as implement regional regulations and enforce them," bureau head Hasan Basri Saleh said. 

The projects offered include six inner-city toll roads, five busway corridors, a mass-transit station and a subway. 

The bureau has also opened up investment opportunities in waste processing, with plans to set up seven landfills. Jakarta produces about 6,000 tons of garbage per day, but operates only one dump, the one in Bantar Gebang, Bekasi. 

Another project on offer, Marunda port, has several investors already expressing interest. 

David Hughes from the Australia-based property and infrastructure company Crown Project said his company has plans to invest Rp 3 trillion (US$300 million) in the port project. 

"We've had an initial briefing about the project. We're now waiting for the council to approve our proposal," he said. 

Hary Soesetyo, the bureau's division head for planning and promotion, said the seaport had also attracted interest from a Rotterdam-based company. 

Deputy Governor Prijanto said investors should not be reluctant to invest in Jakarta because the administration had cut much red tape. 

He cited specific timeframes: Anyone who want to invest in the Marunda Bonded Zone only needed three days to process the paperwork; those investing in the trade and service sector required 10 days; smaller trade and industry projects, below 5,000 square meters, would be processed in 20 days; and larger ones, above 5,000 square meters, 38 days. Paperwork used to take 196 days. 

The investment bureau also provides information on how to invest in Jakarta through www.jakarta-investment-center.com

Brian O'Gallagher, Director of Trade and Development for Australia's Northern Territory, said he was impressed with the city's efforts to provide information. 

"We can now see investment requirements through websites. I'm sure that will boost the investment rate," he said. 

Australian businessman Nisin Sunito said the investment process was far easier this time around because requirements about business and investment had been openly conveyed. 

"We can prepare the required documents. The process has been made faster and simpler," he said. 

Jakarta has seen an increase in investments year-to-year. In 2007, total investments reached Rp 66 trillion, two-thirds from foreign direct investment and one-third from local sources. 

As of May this year, Jakarta has lined up investments totaling Rp 63.53 trillion, already two-thirds of the 2008 investment target of Rp 96 trillion. Foreign direct investment represents most of the inputs, with only Rp 531.5 billion from local investment.

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