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The Managing Director WIKA, Tumiyana., Jakarta – PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk (WIKA) supports the government’s plan to move Indonesia’s capital city and is ready to take part in preparing a new capital city in terms of infrastructure in various sectors.

“We are strong in terms of industry, both steel, concrete, and asphalt, which then support construction and infrastructure as its main business. So whenever, the government needs, we are ready to be in the forefront to be involved in the big mission,” said the Managing Director WIKA Tumiyana in a press release in Jakarta on Sunday (12/5/2019).

In addition to construction, Tumiyana also responded to the discourse of moving the capital as a great opportunity to carry out investments in the property sector.

WIKA itself is now making investment as the company’s future business direction to get recurring income.

For Tumiyana, the development of an area will have a big prospect for the growth of residential areas with selling values that have increased significantly in a relatively short time.

Two regions, namely East Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan, are predicted to be candidates for new capitals to replace Jakarta.

The company’s portfolio in East Kalimantan includes the PLTG (Gas Power Plant) 2×50 / 60 MW East Kalimantan (Kaltim), and Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport, Sepinggan (SAMS) as the entrance to East Kalimantan Province.

The Balikpapan-Samarinda Toll Road is being constructed. It will become the first toll road in Kalimantan while connecting the two largest cities in East Kalimantan.

In Central Kalimantan, WIKA also worked on the Tumbang-Samba Bridge project which became the longest bridge in the central part of Kalimantan.

The Samba Tumbang Bridge, which will be completed in November 2019, will connect the central Kalimantan crossing lane and increase the economic growth of the traversed area which is known for its rich natural resources, including oil palm, rubber and mining.

The 823-meter-long bridge was built by using the Modified Network Tied Arch Bridge technology that was firstly applied in Indonesia. The bridge was built by collaborating with WIKA’s subsidiary entity– WIKA Industri & Kontruksi (WIKON) which has been experienced in steel fabrication (bridges, conveyors, platework), heavy equipment, and manufacturing industries. (ant)

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The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry's acting Director General for Oil and Natural Gas, Djoko Suswanto. [21:35, 8/16/2019] Ka Resna:, Jakarta – State oil and gas company PT Pertamina is operating normally despite a fire at its Refinery Unit V (RU V) in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan Province, on Thursday morning.

“It was a minor fire, so it did not affect Pertamina’s production,” Djoko Suswanto, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s acting Director General for Oil and Natural Gas, said here on Thursday.

He said Pertamina had managed to control the fire that had engulfed one of the pipes at RU V, and that he had asked the company to investigate its cause.

Earlier, Pertamina spokesperson Heppy Wulansari had said the fire was localized and its main line was extinguished, but the cause of the accident would be known after the internal investigators finish their work.

Sparks were first detected around 9.30 a.m. local time, and Pertamina firefighters managed to handle the accident, she added.

There were no fatalities in the accident, Pertamina’s Vice President of Corporate Communications, Fajriyah Usman, told journalists here on Thursday (15/8/2019). (asn)

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The result showed that the combustion with CPO was not as good as compared to the use of 20 percent biodiesel blend or B20., Jakarta – The State electricity company, PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) has conducted tests using 100 percent crude palm oil (CPO) blend on several generators.

“We have conducted the tryout of the use of CPO blend on generators MAK#1 and MAK#2,” PT PLN Business Director for Kalimantan Region Machnizon Masri said at the Jakarta Convention Center Wednesday (14/8/2019).

The result showed that the combustion with CPO was not as good as compared to the use of 20 percent biodiesel blend or B20. In addition, the CPO-fueled generators also ran short of CPO supplies.

The tryout was conducted on diesel oil-fueled generators (PLTD) Kanan in Bontang, East Kalimantan province. PLN is currently preparing 167 tons of CPO for the running test of the CPO-fueled generators.

The use of vegetable fuel (BBN) and processed palm oil could save oil import budgets of up to US$500 million per year, Budi Santoso Syari, Processing Director of state oil and gas company PT Pertamina, said.

“Palm can produce 8.7 million tons of oil per year. The production from palm oil will be able to reduce the use of (fossil) fuel oil by up to 160 thousand barrels per day,” he said.

The 160 thousand barrels of oil per day is equal to $500 million, he added.

The area of oil palm plantations in the country has currently reached 14.3 million hectares. (asn)

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With the expansion of terminal 1, the airport can increase its capacity to 13.6 million passengers from 6 million passengers per year., Sidoarjo, E Java – State airport operator, PT Angkasa Pura I, plans to invest Rp685 billion to finance the expansion of terminal 1 of the Juanda Surabaya Airport in East Java.

The expansion of the eastern side of terminal 1 is necessary to ensure the convenience of passengers, General Manager of Juanda Surabaya Airport, Heru Prasetyo, said in Sidoarjo, East Java, on Wednesday (14/8/2019).

“We apologize to passengers using the transportation services at Juanda Airport for the inconvenience caused while the construction work is underway,” he said.

With the expansion of terminal 1, the airport can increase its capacity to 13.6 million passengers from 6 million passengers per year.

“The expansion of terminal 1 and (the improvement of) the interior design and supporting facilities have started and will be completed in 14 months,” he said.

He said he would also ensure the orderly movement of passengers descending and boarding the plane.

“At this moment, passengers who are going to board the plane, do so from terminal 1 A and 1 B. In the future, they will be at terminal 1 A, and terminal 1 B will be only for passengers descending the plane,” he said.

Angkasa Pura 1 has named state-owned construction company, PT Waskita, as the winner of the project.

“We will work round the clock so the expansion project is completed soon,” he said.

The project also includes the expansion of the airport’s parking areas. (dra)

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