Tuesday, 30 June 2009

National Energy Policy Targeted to be Ready by Early 2010

The Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Purnomo Yusgiantoro as Chairman of the National Energy Board [DEN] set the target for the formulation of National Energy policy as the primary mission of DEN to be ready by early 2010. This was disclosed during yhe press conference after the first session of DEN meeting at the Auditorium of ESDM Friday [12/6].

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Purnomo elaborated that in line with that first of DEN. i.e., to plan and formulate the national energy policy to stipulated by the Parliament’s approval, DEN would immediately set up a technical team to discus draft of the National Energy Policy which was targeted to be ready before October 2009 or before inauguration of the elected president. Further through the period of October 2009 to February 2010 the draft would be adjusted to the mission in energy affairs in the new cabinet.

Hence by early 2010 the National Energy would be approved by the Parliament to be stipulated so it could be in parallel with the Medium Term Development Plan [RPJM]. “We are now in possession of National Energy Policy of the Medium Term” the Minister remarked.

At the initial session of DEN, 4 drafts of plan to be decided had been distributed to all members. The draft encompassed working regulation, code of ethics, session procedures, an work plan of DEN. In this opportunity Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources also issued a letter of appointment of DEN members to the Minister of Transportation Jusman Sjafi Djamal, 6 other Government officials and 7 other DEN members from the concerned parties representing the academy, industry, technology, environments and consumers.

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