“ … 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.)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Siam Cement Eyes $1.1 Billion in Indonesian Acquisitions

Jakarta Globe, August 30, 2011

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Bangkok. Thailand's top industrial conglomerate, Siam Cement Pcl, will bid for two Indonesian petrochemical assets worth an estimated $1.1 billion, the company said on Tuesday, as part of a Southeast Asia expansion drive.

The deals are set to be another indication of increasing foreign interest in Southeast Asia's biggest economy, which is attracting investors because of strong economic growth and a buoyant stock market.

Siam Cement, 30-percent owned by the Thai royal family's Crown Property Bureau, said it was interested in PT Sulfindo Adiusaha, an Indonesian chemical producer controlled by Indonesia's Tanojo family.

South Korea's Hanwha Chemical Corp may also bid for Sulfindo Adiusaha, sources with knowledge of the deal said recently.

Sulfindo's owners, the Tanojo-controlled Victoria Group, are seeking to sell the whole company for about $700 million. Separately, Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd is trying to sell its 23 percent stake in PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk in a deal worth an estimated $400 million, two sources with direct knowledge of the deal told Reuters recently.

"We are interested in both petrochemical firms in Indonesia...details of the deals cannot be disclosed at this point because they are quite big deals," Siam Cement Chief Executive Kan Trakulhoon told reporters on Tuesday.

Thailand's top energy firm, state-controlled PTT Pcl is also keen to buy a stake in Chandra Asri, an industry source said last week, possibly through its PTT Chemical Pcl unit.

Siam Cement and PTT group have aggressively scouted for opportunities for assets overseas, especially in Southeast Asia.


Sunday, August 28, 2011

China to Invest Rp 22t in W. Sulawesi: Governor

 Jakarta Globe, August 28, 2011

Mamuju, West Sulawesi. China plans to invest Rp 22 trillion ($2.57 billion) in a number of projects in West Sulawesi, Governor H. Anwar Adnan Saleh said. 

“Thank God, West Sulawesi is the only province in Indonesia to receive an investment of Rp 22 trillion from the Chinese government. In the not-so-distant future the investment will be realized. Hopefully, the investment will enable West Sulawesi to make progress and put it on par with other provinces,” he said on Saturday. 

Anwar, who was elected governor of the province in 2006, is seeking re-election in October.   

He said part of the investment would be used to build one of the biggest hydropower plants in Asia, which is expected to supply power to the entire island.

“The hydropower plant will be built in Bonehau sub-district, Mamuju district. The presence of this electrical energy source will be a special pride for the people of West Sulawesi because this region will be free from energy crisis,” he said.


Friday, August 26, 2011

Firm earmarks $655m to expand five airports

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Fri, 08/26/2011

State airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I (AP I) has allocated Rp 5.6 trillion (US$655.2 million) to expand five airports in Bali, East Kalimantan, East Java, Yogyakarta and South Kalimantan, the company’s spokesman said.

Company public relations manager, Merpin Butarbutar, said in Jakarta on Thursday that AP I would upgrade the five exports into world-class airports, with “airport city” concepts, equipped with hotels and shopping centers, by 2013.

“Almost all airports operated by AP I are currently over capacity. AP I will prioritize the expansion of passenger and logistic terminals to enhance our services as well as revenues,” Merpin said.

The five airports include the Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar, Bali; Sepinggan International Airport in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan; Juanda International Airport in East Java and Adisutjipto International Airport in Yogyakarta.

In addition to the five airports, the company also operates another eight airports, most of which are located in eastern areas of Indonesia.

The total number of passengers at the 13 airports rose by an average of 11 percent, from 41 million in 2009 to 49 million in 2010, Merpin said.

He pointed out the Ngurah Rai airport in Bali served more than 11 million passengers in 2010, a figure far higher than the 7.5 million passengers the airport could ideally handle.

Ngurah Rai International Airport, which contributes the most to AP I’s revenues, is currently undergoing renovations to upgrade its capacity to be able to handle 25 million passengers a year, while expansion projects for the remaining four airports are expected to begin soon.

According to an earlier report, under the planned expansion, AP I will exchange the domestic and international terminals at Ngurah Rai airport in order to cope with an increase in international passengers.

The new international terminal will be expanded to cover an area of 120,000 square meters.

The company also plans to build a 39,000-square-meter, three-story car park, which will have room to accommodate up to 1,500 vehicles.

The Ngurah Rai airport expansion will use Rp 1.94 trillion of the total budget — the highest amount among the five airports — while the expansion of Sepinggan airport in Balikpapan will require Rp 1.56 trillion.

The company will use internal funds and bank loans to finance the projects, Merpin added.

As part of its expansion plans, he continued, AP I has established subsidiaries in four sectors: hotels, property, logistics and services, with a total investment of Rp 100 billion, to boost its non-aeronautical revenue.

“We expect the establishment of the new subsidiaries to boost the contribution of our ‘non-aero’ businesses to our total revenue to 60 percent by 2020, from 22 percent in 2010,” he said. AP I also recently launched its new logo in Bali, hoping to refresh its company’s image.

The new logo, worth more than Rp 200 million, depicts two hands of two different colors — green and blue — shaking each other, which “symbolize humane service, as well as safety and security, two key elements in the airport business,” Merpin said. (swd)

W. Sumatra to build 5 geothermal power plants

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta,  Fri, 08/26/2011

West Sumatra administration has announced plans to construct five geothermal power plants in its 2011-2015 development plan.

The construction projects would be fully financed by the central government, West Sumatra Governor Irwan Prayitno said Friday in Padang.

Irwan added that his administration planned to build one power plant every year so that the five plants would be ready by 2015.

The administration also plans to build another 25 biomass power plants that will utilize urban and rural waste for energy production.

Irwan said his administration planned to build the five biomass power plants gradually. The construction of these plants would also rely on funding from the central government, he said.

Meanwhile, the administration also plans to develop 3,000 small-sized solar plants and 10 micro-hydro power plants using funding from the state budget, over the same development period.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

PLN to build hydropower plant in Wamena

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 08/17/2011

State electricity firm PT PLN has disclosed a plan to build a 50 megawatt hydropower plant (PLTA) in Wamena, Papua.

“Wamena is an ideal location for a PLTA. The city of Wamena is very big. On that basis, PLN will build PLTA Baliem 2,” PLN managing director Dahlan Iskan said on Tuesday evening as quoted by kompas.com.

Dahlan said the construction would start next year and was expected to be completed in five or six years.

He added that the project would cost Rp 3 trillion (US$351 million) in total, and that PLN would first use internal funds to finance the project before seeking third-party support.

Dahlan said PLN was planning to build another hydropower plant with the same capacity in Wamena after the completion of the first project.

Friday, August 12, 2011

General Motors to Invest $150m in Indonesia Plant

Jakarta Globe, August 12, 2011

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Detroit. General Motors Co said on Friday it will invest $150 million to reactivate a plant in Indonesia to build a “people mover” van for Southeast Asia.

The No. 1 U.S. automaker said the Bekasi plant in West Java, Indonesia, will begin production of the vehicle in 2013 and build 40,000 of the vans a year, ultimately creating more than 800 jobs.

GM, which said it will add new manufacturing equipment at the plant, did not disclose further details about the vehicle, including its name, design specifications or pricing.

GM said the Indonesia plant will mean an expansion of GM’s dealer network in that country and it will join with its Rayong, Thailand, and Hanoi plants to support growth in the region.

Last year, GM’s sales in Indonesia rose 72 percent to 4,500 vehicles. They were up 18 percent in the first six months of 2011.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

City Administration to Turn Trash Into Power at Three New Facilities

Jakarta Globe, Dofa Fasila | August 11, 2011

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The Jakarta administration is planning to build three treatment centers that will use waste to generate energy, Governor Fauzi Bowo said on Wednesday.

“What we want is to turn waste to energy, and this process has already begun,” Fauzi said.

The Cakung Cilincing intermediate treatment facility in North Jakarta, which began operating on Aug. 1., uses mechanical and biological technology to recycle inorganic waste and to ferment organic waste to produce gas that can be used as fuel. After processing, the waste is then sent to a landfill.

The treatment center will be able to process 400 tons of waste daily until the end of the year and 600 tons daily from January. It will reach its full capacity of 1,300 tons in July next year, he said.

When running at full capacity, the Cakung Cilincing ITF will be able to produce 4.95 megawatts of electricity, or 445,669 million metric British thermal units of gas fuel.

Fauzi said that the two other intermediate treatment facilities, would be built in Sunter and Marunda, both in North Jakarta, before the end of the year.

The existing Sunter waste facility, which sits on five hectares of land, will be upgraded into an ITF, Fauzi said.

“We are going to enhance the technology at the Sunter processing station into an ITF,” Fauzi said. “The city sanitation office will cooperate with private sector companies interested in investing.”

The Sunter ITF, Fauzi said, would use technology based on an incinerator that would be capable of reducing the volume of waste by 90 percent, producing a large amount of electricity and significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Eko Bharuna, head of the Jakarta Sanitation Office, said the Sunter project would be tendered in September.

“We are involving the private sector under a build, own, operate and transfer arrangement,” Eko said. “We have chosen this option so as not to burden the regional budget.”

“Besides building the various intermediate waste processing facilities that are capable of handling large amounts of waste, the city administration will also develop reuse, reduce, and recycle centers [Sentra 3R] in Jakarta’s five municipalities,” Fauzi said.

“In the future, all regional developers will have to build their own waste processing facilities,” he added.

He said that several developers, including Pantai Indah Kapuk, had already agreed to build 3R centers in their estates. Pantai Kapuk Indah’s 3R center would use integrated dry anaerobic digestion and composting technology and would be built in cooperation with a private investor and the Tsu Chi Buddhist Foundation, he said.

“The waste at PIK will be processed into electricity and compost,” Fauzi said. “The main difference with the ITF is that the 3R center will have a much smaller capacity, of around 250 tons.”

Another 3R center planned for Pesanggrahan, South Jakarta, will be built with the assistance of the Public Works Office’s environmental sanitation unit, he said.

Fauzi added that the city administration would not go ahead with a plan to build an integrated waste processing plant in Ciangir, in Legok district, Tangerang. The decision came after Tangerang authorities zoned the Ciangir area for residential purposes.

The city had purchased an area of 96 hectares in Ciangir and an environmental impact study was conducted in 1999.

Fauzi said that while the Tangerang administration had proposed a land swap, suggesting an area in Jatiwangi, closer to Jakarta, the city authorities preferred to develop the Ciangir land into residential estate in line with the new zoning requirements.

With the Ciangir ITF center scrapped, he said, the city would now have to rely on the three planned ITFs.

“With these three ITFs and the Bantar Gebang landfill, Jakarta’s waste problem will be solved for the next decade, as their cumulative processing capacity will be more than 8,000 tons per day,” he said.

Operations Begin for New Bali Plant To Purify Sewage Into Usable Water

Jakarta Globe, Made Arya Kencana, August 11, 2011

Denpasar. Bali officially began operations at a water purification facility on Wednesday that turns treated sewage into clean, usable water.

“The Balinese people are worried about predictions that the island will suffer from a water crisis in 2015,” provincial regional secretary Made Jendra said at the plant’s opening. “This, at least, will be alleviated by the operation of this facility.”

Jendra said the treatment plant, which was a joint project of the central government, Denpasar administration, Badung district government and Japan International Cooperation Agency, would be able to produce 9,000 cubic meters of clean water every day, or more than 100 liters per second.

While that figure was far from the estimated 1,500 liters per second needed to avert a water crisis in 2015, he said clean water production would hopefully grow further with the completion of a sewage network project.

Goro Yasuda, director for overseas projects at Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism, said Bali would face a water crisis by 2015 because “the need for clean water vastly exceeds the capacity of the regional water company.”

Dewa Punia Asa, head of Bali’s public works office, said that so far only 8,647 households in Denpasar and Badung districts were linked to the first phase of the Denpasar Sewage Development Project. Those households are estimated to produce about 22,000 cubic meters of liquid waste a day.

A second phase, expected to be completed in 2014, is targeting 7,200 new connections, mostly hotels and restaurants in the tourist areas of Sanur, Kuta, Legian and Seminyak.

Tjok Bagus Budiana, who heads the province’s sewage management service, said the facility was designed to process as much as 51,000 cubic meters of liquid waste per day. It is built on a 17.5 hectare plot, 2.5 hectares of which is reserved for reservoirs to hold liquid waste.

He said households had to pay a monthly fee of Rp 15,000 to Rp 25,000 ($1.75 to $2.90) to be connected to the network. The fee, he added, would be higher for participating businesses.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Procter & Gamble to build first plant in Indonesia

Antara News, Wed, August 10 2011

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Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Procter & Gamble will invest up to US$100 million to build its first plant in Indonesia in Karawang, West Java, P&G Home Product Indonesia External Relations Manager, Junita Kartikasari said.

The fast moving consumer goods producing plant (PMCG) will be completed with modern facilities to produce baby diapers Pampers, she said.

She said it would be the first plant in Indonesia that will recieve a "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)" certificate.

LEED is a system of international certification issued by the US Environment-Friendly Construction Council.

The certificate is given to buildings that meet environmental criteria. P&G has earlier announced that all of its new facilities would be LEED-certified.

PGHP president director Mohamed Ismail at the laying of a corner stone of the plant said Indonesia is an important market for baby treatment industry.

The ceremony was also attended by industry minister MS Hidayat who expressed hope on the occasion that the new plant would spur national FMCG industrial growth.

He said the government fully supported the construction of the plant which shows that business opportunity in Indonesia is wide open.

Mohamed said six of 11 countries with the biggest baby population are in Asia. Indonesia is one of them with 17 million babies aged under 48 months.

"A lot of babies I think would need correct treatment especially when their parents have to adapt to a modern life style. At the time practical, healthy and trusted will be badly needed," he said.

The plant will take around two years to construct before it could fully operate.

In the next five years P&G expects demand for baby diapers in the country would reach around eight millions. The plant is expected to create around 400 jobs.

P&G hopes its products would reach hospitals and midwives. Its products at present are consumed by around 4.4 billion people in the world such as Pampers, Tide, Ariel, Always, Whisper, Pantene, Mach3, Bounty, Dawn, Fairy, Gain, Pringels, Charmin, Downy, Iams, Crest, Oral-B, Duracell, Olay, Head&Shpulders, Wella, Gillette, Braun, Fusion, Ace, Febreze and Ambi Pur.

P&G is operating in 80 countries and its producs could be found in more than 180 countries.

Editor: Priyambodo RH

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Australia-Indonesia Institute inviting applicants for Youth Exchange Program

Antara News, Tue, August 9 2011

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Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) invites applications from young Australians aged between 21 and 25 years willing to represent Australia for two months in Indonesia during December 2011 to February 2012 as members of the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP).

The program aims to provide wider opportunities for young people from Indonesia and Australia to appreciate the culture, development and way of life of each other`s country, the Australian embassy said in a pres statement here on Tuesday.

It is also expected to build groups of young and potentially influential people in both Australia and Indonesia who have knowledge and personal experience of the two countries and who develop close and enduring links with each other.

Participants will be chosen from applicants undertaking tertiary studies or employed in any one or more of the areas such as agriculture, arts, music, Asian Studies, economics, business, International Relations, education, engineering, science, environmental management, journalism, sports, tourism and hospitality.

A good level of Indonesian language is desirable though not essential as the program makes allowances for some participants to learn the language during the period of the exchange.

The Indonesian AIYEP participants are due to arrive in Australia in October 2011, and the closing date for applications is on 30 August 2011.

Editor: Priyambodo RH

Monday, August 08, 2011

ADB Provides $100 Million for Rural Infrastructure, Sanitation in Indonesia

ADB, 8 Aug 2011

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing Indonesia with a $100 million loan to finance community-driven projects that upgrade basic infrastructure in rural villages and improve sanitation services in poor urban neighborhoods.

The loan will expand ADB’s support for the National Program for Community Empowerment (PNPM Mandiri) for poverty reduction by providing direct assistance to poor communities.

While Indonesia has made significant progress in fighting poverty and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), about 31 million people, many of them in rural areas, remain trapped in poverty. The causes of poverty include lack of access to basic services, absence of economic opportunities, limited access to capital, and poor rural connectivity and infrastructure.

About half of rural villages are not connected by asphalt road, and one in every ten villages are inaccessible at certain times of the year. In addition, only about half of the national population has access to improved sanitation. Consequently, some 30% of Indonesians suffer from water-borne diseases, including diarrhea and typhoid fever, that are linked to the use of untreated water and poor sanitation.

“The project will provide block grants directly to the communities to improve basic infrastructure facilities and sanitation services, including the construction of public baths, toilets and washing facilities, as well as waste treatment and disposal systems,” said Wolfgang Kubitzki, ADB Principal Social Sector Economist.

“Around 1.3 million people in rural communities and urban neighborhoods in nine provinces in Indonesia will benefit from the project,” he added.

The project will also improve the capacity of the communities to carry out their own design and implementation of the projects to ensure that the investments reflect the need of the communities and are sustainable.

The ADB loan, from its ordinary capital resources, covers about 73% of the total project cost of $135.6 million, with the government financing around 19% and beneficiaries providing the balance in the form of counterpart contributions to community investments.

The Ministry of Public Works is the executing agency for the project, which is due for completion around March 2015.

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Monday, August 01, 2011

Russia to invest $2.5b for railway construction in Kalimantan

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Mon, 08/01/2011

Russia is planning to invest US$2.5 billion for the construction of a railway connecting the Indonesian provinces of Central Kalimantan and East Kalimantan, an official said on Monday.

“The length will be 185 kilometers. It will be used to transport coal,” Rizal Affandi, the deputy for international cooperation at the Coordinating Ministry for the Economy, said after a meeting between Indonesian Coordinating Minister for the Economy Hatta Rajasa and Russian Ambassador to Indonesia Alexander A. Ivanov.

Rizal said the Indonesian government aimed to complete the project within three to five years.

He added that the project was part of the government’s Master Plan for the Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesia’s Economic Development (MP3EI).

Russia agreed to invest after the visit of a number of ministry officials to Russia a while ago, Rizal said, as quoted by tempointeraktif.com.