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Luhut to implement Arcandra’s vision in energy sector

  • Ayomi Amindoni
    Ayomi Amindoni

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 16, 2016   /  07:04 pm
Luhut to implement Arcandra’s vision in energy sector Arcandra Tahar (left) - Luhut Pandjaitan (right) (Antara/JP)

Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, who also currently serves as acting energy and mineral resources minister, has pledged to continue to implement Arcandra Tahar's vision and mission in the energy sector following Arcandra’s abrupt dismissal from his post.

"We will continue with what has been started by pak Candra," Luhut said on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) in Jakarta on Tuesday.

He listed Arcandra’s plan to proceed with an onshore development scheme in the Masela gas block in Maluku, his vision for a large-scale gas project called Indonesia Deepwater Development (IDD), Freeport Indonesia’s permit extension and electricity issues as policies and enterprises he would try to develop.

"We will proceed with these plans because they are also the result of our coordinated meetings. There will be nothing new," Luhut said.

After days of public controversy over Arcandra’s citizenship status, State Secretary Pratikno announced on Monday evening that President Joko Widodo had dismissed Arcandra from his position. (ags)

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Editor's note: Anton Hermansyah in Jakarta contributed in this story.

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