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Indonesia prepares energy, farming stimulus

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Jakarta   /   Tue, April 6 2021   /  01:00 am
A man checks solar panels that power a naval base in Riau Islands. (The Jakarta Post/Dhoni Setiawan)

The Indonesian government plans to conduct and incentivize investment in environmental technologies as part of the national economic recovery (PEN) program. The National Development Planning Ministry’s (Bappenas) undersecretary for maritime affairs and natural resources, Arifin Rudiyanto, said the ministry would focus on a green fiscal stimulus program especially in three areas: energy, waste management and labor-intensive farming. “To accelerate Indonesia’s green economy transformation, the country could start by having a green fiscal stimulus plan that can be the foundation for long-term economic growth,” he revealed in a recent discussion hosted by Greenpeace Indonesia. Arifin went on to say that, in the energy sector, the ministry was targeting to install rooftop solar panels at 70 ministries or government institutions with a Rp 210 billion ...