“ … 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.)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Dutch investor to support production of N219 planes

Antara News, Fri, February 17 2012

Bandung, W Java (ANTARA News) - Dutch investor RT ComInvestment Co.Ltd. supports the funding for the production of N219 aircraft by PT Dirgantara Indonesia, ordered by PT Nusantara Buana Air.

"The funding agreement was signed in Singapore between PT NBA and RT ComInvestment Co. Ltd. on Wednesday," Sonny Saleh Ibrahim, the president director`s assistant for quality management system and communications development of PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI), said here on Friday.

He said on the same day PTDI signed a letter of intent for the order of 20 N219 aircraft and an option for additional 10 aircraft.

The signing was done on the sidelines of the Airshow in Singapore witnessed by three ministers, namely Industry Minister MS Hidayat, State Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan and Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan.

PTDI in the signing was represented by its president director Budi Santoso, the director of technology and development and administrative affairs Dita Donny Jafri, the director of aerostructure Andi Alisyahbana, the director of aircraft services Budi Wuraskito and the director of aircraft integration and finance, Budiman Saleh.

"The trust given to PTDI to manufacture the N219 aircraft shows that we are really important part of air development in the country," Sonny Ibrahim, the company`s former head of rocket program, said.

The value of the contract was US$120 million. The two companies had also agreed to discuss and negotiate technical things and business aspects.

N219 is a feeder plane powered by two turboprop engines capable of carrying 19 passengers and a payload of 3,000 kilograms with a cruising speed of 213 knots.

The aircraft is now still under the process of development with a certification target in the first quarter of 2014.

The plane is designed to be able to take off and land in a short runway of 600 meter long.

On the day of the signing of the N219 contract PTDI also signed a contract with Military Airbus for the manufacturing of nine military transport aircraft C295. PTDI will contribute with a number of important components including fuselage and tail.

The C295 aircraft which is to be used by the Air Force will be delivered between 2012-2014. The aircraft will later be named CN-295.

Editor: Heru

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Indonesian Military Signs $325 Million Airbus Deal

Jakarta Globe, February 15, 2012

Singapore Air Force’s F-15 and F-16 fly by each other during
the aerial  display on the opening day of the Singapore Airshow
on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Bryan van der Beek)
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Singapore. Indonesia on Wednesday signed a $325 million contract with Airbus Military for nine C-295 transport planes to be used for defense, logistical and humanitarian purposes.

The first plane will be sent to the Southeast Asian nation this year, with the remainder scheduled for delivery by 2014.

“This is a proud moment for our country as well as for the Indonesian aerospace industry,” said Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro, at the signing of the deal at the Singapore Airshow.

“The C-295 provides the ideal capacity to respond to Indonesia’s current and future military and humanitarian transport needs,” he added.

The model is a medium-sized transport plane which can be configured for different operational purposes such as ground surveillance, anti-submarine warfare and search and rescue operations.

The planes will be used for “a variety of roles including military, logistical, humanitarian and medical evacuation missions,” according to a statement.

Yusgiantoro did not rule out future purchases of the C-295, saying other branches of the armed forces were interested in the plane.

“The police for instance... are also interested in this. And you know that (the) 295 version that we ordered now is for the Air Force, and probably the army is also interested,” he said.

The deal includes a collaboration between state-owned aviation firm PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) and Airbus Military, with Indonesia manufacturing parts for the C-295.

The partnership will allow the Indonesian firm to “grow its aerospace business as a tier-one supplier,” said PTDI Chief Executive Budi Santoso.

“This will position PTDI on the global aerospace scene and allow us to enhance our skills and workforce,” he added.

Indonesia’s defense budget totalled $6.39 billion in 2011, ranking second in Southeast Asia behind Singapore.

Agence France-Presse

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Boeing Finalizes $22.4b Deal With Lion Air for 230 Planes

Jakarta Globe, Royston Sim - Straits Times Indonesia, February 14, 2012

Boeing announced a $22.4 billion deal with Lion Air on Tuesday afternoon
for 230 airplane orders — the largest deal in its history in terms of dollar value
and total number of airplanes. (Antara Photo/Lucky)

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Boeing announced a $22.4 billion deal with Lion Air on Tuesday afternoon for 230 airplane orders — the largest deal in its history in terms of dollar value and total number of airplanes.

This deal alone has exceeded the $10 billion of deals signed at the previous Airshow in 2010.

Jakarta-based Lion Air and Boeing finalized an order for 201 737 Maxs and 29 737-900 ERs.

Lion Air will also acquire rights to purchase another 150 airplanes.

The Singapore Airshow runs from Tuesday till Sunday at Changi Exhibition Centre

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Major Gas Reserve Found Off Kalimantan

Jakarta Globe, Ririn Radiawati Kusuma, February 13, 2012

Chevron Indonesia has discovered a pocket of natural gas off the eastern
coast of Kalimantan that could boost the country’s production by more than
10 percent. (AFP Photo)
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Chevron Indonesia, an Indonesian unit of US energy giant Chevron, has discovered a pocket of natural gas off the eastern coast of Kalimantan that could boost the country’s production by more than 10 percent.

The company located a gas reserve of 2.3 trillion cubic feet in the Makassar Strait, and total cost to develop the block is estimated at up to $7 billion, the nation’s upstream oil and gas regulator BPMigas said on Monday.

The company is expected to produce 1,000 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) of gas from the block, BPMigas said. Output of 1,000 mmscfd of gas is equal to about 172,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd). Indonesia’s natural gas production last year was 1.5 million boepd, according to BPMigas.

“We have agreed on the plan of development on those blocks, so we already know the reserve for the first phase of the project,” Gde Pradnyana, a spokesman for BPMigas, said on Monday. The total cost to develop the project is estimated at $4 billion to $7 billion, BPMigas said.

Chevron owns four gas blocks in the Makassar Strait, located between Kalimantan and Sulawesi islands, and continues to explore within those blocks for more gas reserves. It began exploration activities on the blocks in 2008.

Of the four blocks, two of them — the Ganal and Rapak blocks — are jointly owned with ENI, an Italian oil and gas company, in which it owns a 20 percent stake.

Chevron is Indonesia’s largest oil producer, with total daily production averaging 477,000 barrels of liquids and total average daily production of natural gas at 611 mmscfd in 2010, according to the company’s Web site.

Chevron operates in partnership with Indonesia’s government under so-called production-sharing contracts.

Indonesia has been struggling to boost oil production after the country’s crude oil output fell below 1 million bpd in 2007.

Oil companies operating in Indonesia produced about 904,000 bpd last year.

“That’s why we want to change the paradigm from oil to gas,” Gde said.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Russian Railways to Build $2.4b Coal Line in Indonesia

Jakarta Globe, February 07, 2012

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State firm Russian Railways plans a $2.4 billion train line on Indonesia’s Borneo island that will initially be used to transport coal, an Indonesian government official said on Tuesday.

The line in East Kalimantan province is expected to start operating by the first quarter of 2017, and will help improve the decrepit infrastructure on the island that has hampered exports of key commodities and put a strain on economic growth.

“The first stage of the railway will be meant for coal, but hopefully we can also use it for crude palm oil, plantation harvests, rubber and people,” Awang Faroek, the governor of East Kalimantan, told a news conference in Jakarta.

The first phase of development, which will cost $1.7 billion, will be for 185 kilometers of railway, with another 60 kilometers added during a second phase.

The railway’s capacity is expected to be 20 million metric tons of coal per year for the first phase, added Andrey Shigaev, a director at the project, which will be funded by both private investors and Russia’s state development bank Vnesheconombank.

Southeast Asia’s largest economy is the world’s top producer of palm oil, the biggest exporter of refined tin and thermal coal, a major nickel miner and home to the world’s second-largest copper mine and largest gold mine. The country’s coal and palm oil assets are mostly located in Kalimantan.

The railway will connect an area close to the Balikpapan port through the Kutai Barat regency to the border to Central Kalimantan province, where the railway is expected to be expanded in the second phase of the project.

“The Russians have expertise in heavy haul rail lines,” said an Australia-based analyst. “Russian Railways are a pretty big operator of rail infrastructure, so I would guess it’s the rail company looking to expand.

“Russia itself doesn’t need to buy coal from anyone, they have a lot of coal of their own so from a strategic point of view, they don’t need to do it.”

Indonesia’s thermal coal output is seen at 350 million metric tons this year, according to industry estimates, fueled in large part by power demand in China and India.

The UAE’s MEC Holdings is currently building a railway to export coal from its Kalimantan mine project, and leading Indian conglomerate Reliance ADA Group is set to invest between $5 billion and $10 billion in mining infrastructure.

“Traditionally, coal in Indonesia has been transported by pretty fragmented means — trucks, small private short railways, barges,” the analyst added.

“It does signal that the producers there and the government is getting a bit more serious in terms of their commitment to scale infrastructure.”

Infrastructure development in Indonesia has been slowed in the last decade because of uncertainties in acquiring land.

However, in December the parliament passed a land bill designed to speed up land acquisition for state projects deemed in the public interest as a way to address the problem.

Economic growth in Indonesia was 6.5 percent last year — it’s highest level since 1996 — while the country attracted record foreign direct investment of close to $20 billion.


Saturday, February 04, 2012

Australia supports RI focus on achieving MDGs

Antara News, Sat, February 4 2012 

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Jakarta (ANTARA News) - With three years until the world needs to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Indonesian Government, with Australia`s support, is focused on progress throughout the archipelago.

Australian Embassy media release in its official website early this week said the Australian Government, through its aid program (AusAID), was strongly supporting Indonesia in achieving the MDGs by being Indonesia`s largest development partner.

As part of this commitment, AusAID is sponsoring the Indonesian Government`s MDG Awards, and participating in an exhibition showcasing MDG achievements at the Balai Kartini Convention Center, on January 31 and February 1, 2012.

The MDG Awards will recognize individuals and organizations making a substantial contribution towards achieving the MDGs. These awards will also inspire further action to tackle poverty and other development challenges in Indonesia.

"Indonesia is making substantial progress helping poor people improve their incomes and access food, ensuring children go to school, supporting women and making childbirth safer, but there`s still a lot more work that needs to be done," said the head of AusAID in Indonesia, Jacqui De Lacy.

"By recognizing those making a difference, we will encourage more Indonesians to accelerate efforts on achieving the MDGs including improving maternal health, combating HIV/AIDS and ensuring environmental sustainability," added De Lacy.

The exhibition, which is open to the public, will promote the work of Indonesian Government departments, international development partners, members from the private sector and local and international NGOs.

The MDG Awards are hosted by the Office of the Special Envoy of the President for the MDGs and in cooperation with Metro TV.

Australia is allocating an estimated A$558.1 million in 2011-12 for its development program in Indonesia. Australian aid programs have already created over 330,000 new school places for students, trained over 5,000 health workers and connected nearly 350,000 people to water and sanitation networks.

Editor: Priyambodo RH