Indonesian Cooperation with Foreign Countries in the Development of Renewable Energy

Bogor, November 10, 2008

Dutch allocate funding of EUR 50 million (arround 700 billion) as a form of cooperation with Indonesia in developing renewable energy. The grant is used to increase the capacity and energy planning, investment micro-hydro power plants in the area, as well as the development of geothermal energy and biogas energy.

This assistance is one outcome of the meeting of high-ranking officials (senior Officials Meeting / SOM) between Indonesia and the Netherlands. Indonesia was represented by the Director General for American and European Ministry of Foreign Affairs Retno LP Marsudi, and the Netherlands was represented by the Director General of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Political Pieter de Goojier.

Relations between the two country is very good, as indicated by the visit of the Dutch Minister of Social Affairs in October followed by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs in November 2008 with about 46 Dutch business delegation. Following the visit of Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen and Dutch Justice Minister Hirsch Ballin in January 2009. In addition, approximately more than 40 Dutch entrepreneurs will also be present in the Export Product Expo (PPE) in October 2008. Then visit of Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen and Minister of Justice Hirsch Ballin in January 2009, and about more than 40 Dutch entrepreneurs will also be present in the Export Product Expo (PPE) in October 2008.

In addition to the Dutch, the Indonesian government in cooperation with Norway, namely in the field of fisheries and renewable energy. This cooperation was marked by the signing of contracts for Norway each grant of 8.6 million US dollars for fisheries and one million dollars for renewable energy projects.

The result of this cooperation is one outcome of the bilateral meeting between the Director-General of the United States and Europe Department of Foreign Affairs Retno LP Marsudi with Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr St're.

Help 8.6 million US dollars, among others will be used for the establishment of Indonesian - Norway Fisheries and Aquaculture Cooperation Committee, joint cooperation in education and training, the development of aquaculture related to the National Health Laboratory Aquatic and fisheries management cooperation bersama. Joint Fisheries Management.

Meanwhile, a grant of one million US dollars will be used for its development plans in the Renewable Energy Park Baron, Yogyakarta.

 

Quoted from various source:

http://batampos.co.id/nasional/nasional/belanda_beri_hibah_rp700_m/ (111008)

http://www.kompas.com/read/xml/2008/10/14/20302454/perikanan.dan.energi.terbarukan.jembatani.ri-norwegia (141008)

http://www.antara.co.id/arc/2008/10/10/belanda-akan-bantu-indonesia-kembangkan-energi/ (101008)

 

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