Sunday, 3 January 2016


The Coordinating Board of Investment (BKPM) met an investor who was interested in building geothermal generator at the value of USD 500 million. this was stated in a one-on-one meeting between Head of BKPM Franky Sibarani with that investor was serious about investing in geo-thermal powerhouses project because they already had probed with PLN including meeting with a Provincial Government. This was BKPM Press Release received on Tuesday (25/8).

BKPM expected they would submit application for Basic Permit to BKPM whereby they could start to invest. In that meeting with BKPM they explained that they already had made agreement with PLN in terms of benefit on the economic and environmental side.

Franky informed further that at that meeting BKPM had informed the investor there had been reformation in permit application in electricity industry where permit application procedure was now simplified and served in One-Stop Service System and the procedure had been simplified from 49 permits in 923 days to 25 permits in 256 days. Besides there was also 13 permits of the Forestry sector which had been simplified as well.

Simplification in permit application procedures was most convincing to them as the investors was most concerned about permit and land procurement aspect. They could apply for permit at the PTSP One Stop Service ant BKP while BKPM would assist them in Communication with Provincial Government.

Franky was optimistic that entry of investors in geo-thermal sector could support the Government in building 35,000 MW electricity project based in renewable energy. In that meeting, Australia stated their interest in developing powerhouses based on micro-hydro and solar energy. In case of solar-based energy, investors were recommended to invest in Nusa Tenggara Province.

Previously President Jokowi upon attending the 4th Indonesia EBTEKE-Conex 205 and 3rd Indonesia International Geothermal Convention and Exhibition (IIGCE) 2015 stated that Indonesia constantly enhanced development of geo-thermal powerhouses by relaxing land clearing process and land permit issuance.

While holding meetings with investors of the electricity sector, Head of BKPM in his marketing roadshow in Australia held a one-on-one meeting with investors who were interested in investing in hotel and restaurant equipment and petro chemical industry business with investment worth USD 1.98 millions and USD 25 million respectively.

In case of hotel and restaurant equipment business the world relocate their production base from Australia to Indonesia. So far they were importing to meet customer’s need Indonesia. Soon they would be producing in Indonesia which means import would be reduced.

Entry of investors in hotel and restaurant equipment was part of the realization of investment in hotel and restaurant industry. according to BKPM data investment realization in that sector in Semester I/2015 was Rp.5.87 trillion or an increase of 119.03% against Semester I/2014 at Rp.2.68 trillion. (SS)

Business News - August 28, 2015

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