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HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATIONS CONSTRUCTION TO BE COMPLETED ON SCHEDULE

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Minister of State-Owned Enterprises, Rini Soemarno.

Greatindonesia.co.id, Walini – Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Rini Soemarno wants the construction of all fast train stations to be completed on schedule, along with the completion of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed train project.

“Walini, including a large (fast train) station. After Lebaran the construction of the station here has begun,” Minister Rini told reporters at Walini, West Bandung Regency, West Java, Tuesday (14/5/2019).

Rini explained that the construction of the stations must begin so when the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed train project is completed in 2020, all the stations will be completed.

“When the high-speed train is finished at the end of 2020, and in January 2021 the plan has been tested by running the train, we hope the station will be finished,” he said, after formalizing the first tunnel connection of 13 Jakarta-Bandung high-speed train tunnels at Walini.

Minister Rini also said he hopes the construction of the transit-oriented developments (TOD) to begin soon.

“With the rapid development of the high-speed railway line, we also have to begin concentrating on the development of the TODs,” he said.

At present, the progress of the construction of the Jakarta-Bandung fast train has reached 17.5 percent. The SOE minister is targeting the construction of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed train to reach 59 percent before the end of this year.

The Walini station will be connected to other public transportation modes, in order to improve the accessibility and mobility of people in the region.

With a land area of 1,278 hectares, Walini is is expected to become a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) area.

The system of integration and the development of improved public transport infrastructure in the region is expected to increase the productivity in the community.

Previously, PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk or Wika revealed that the project would also including building new properties. There are three large areas, the first in Karawang, the second is in Tegalluar, the Bandung border, and the third area is located in Walini.

Walini is to become a new city. With the three points of the area, projected revenues are expected to reach Rp266.1 trillion. (ant)

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PRODICTION NOT AFFECTED BY BALIKPAPAN REFINERY FIRE : PERTAMINA

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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:

Greatindonesia.co.id, 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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PLN TESTS SEVERAL CPO-FUELED GENERATORS

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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.

Greatindonesia.co.id, 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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ANGKASA PURA INVESTS RP658 BILLION TO EXPAND JUANDA

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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.

Greatindonesia.co.id, 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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