The areas where the majority of the population celebrate Christmas also received priority for the allocation of fuel, Arifin said.
In addition, Arifin who is also the former Indonesian Ambassador to Japan urged the officials from State-Owned Enterprises to coordinate with others in an attempt to meet the fuel needs of the community.
"We ask state-owned electricity firm PLN, State-owned gas distributor PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) and State-owned oil and gas holding company Pertamina to cooperate and synergize with different agencies," the minister said.
So far, there have been no significant obstacles, bearing in mind the various challenges that can be anticipated, according to Arifin.
"So far, it can be seen that we anticipated correctly," he said.
A National Coordination Center of Energy and Mineral Resources sector has also been arranged on every island in Indonesia, Head of The Downstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Agency (BPH Migas) Fanshurullah Asa said.
"We have arranged for a national coordination center on each island. We send officers to check the supply of fuel," he said.
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