Indonesia, Bangladesh review cooperation on power plant development

Indonesia, Bangladesh review cooperation on power plant development

State Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir at a press conference in Jakarta, on Friday (Feb 2,2020). ANTARA/Aji Cakti

We are still reviewing the cooperation between Indonesia and Bangladesh to build a power plant there. ANTARA/Aji Cakti
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The governments of Indonesia and Bangladesh are assessing their cooperation agreement to construct a power plant in Bangladesh, Indonesian State Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir stated.

"We are still reviewing the cooperation between Indonesia and Bangladesh to build a power plant there," he noted in Jakarta on Friday.

State oil and gas company Pertamina and state electricity company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) will build the power plant.

Thohir also spoke of having discussed the cooperation with Bangladeshi Minister of Railways Md Nurul Islam Sujon.

The cooperation is not only limited to business-to-business but also training for Bangladesh individuals. Through the activity, the State Enterprises Ministry can assist Indonesia's partners.

"We know that Bangladesh is a friendly country with which we will always intensify our cooperation," he stated.

Thohir had earlier expressed readiness to synergize with Indonesian ambassadors stationed in several countries under the efforts to find new investors and open markets for Indonesian exports.

He pointed out that President Joko Widodo had issued directives to Indonesian ambassadors. The president had called on the ambassadors to focus 70-80 percent of their activities on the economic sector. Thus, export and investment will become their key performance indicators (KPIs).

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