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Jakarta Post

SBY vows direct oversight of Norway-financed projects

  • Aditya Suharmoko

    The Jakarta Post

Oslo   /   Sun, May 30 2010   /  09:58 am

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said he would personally monitor implementation of the Indonesia’s new forestry partnership with Norway.“I will be active in at least two things: Monitoring implementation in the field, and second, I will ask for regular reports from the agencies in charge so I will be kept up to date on the program’s progress,” he said Friday at Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica in Oslo in a briefing to Indonesian officials.“If anything happens we can work it out,” the President added.The officials at the meeting included ministers, governors whose provinces might host forestry pilot projects, legislators, Regional Representatives Council members and the rectors of Andalas University and the Bogor Institute of Agriculture.Under the partnership, which was signed Wednesday in Oslo, Indonesia will receive a US$1 billion (Rp 9.25 trillion) grant from the Norwegian g...