Wednesday, July 30, 2008

President Visit East Kalimantan

President Yudhoyono inaugurates 10 infrastructure projects in East Kalimantan (07/05/08 05:18)

Balikpapan, East Kalimantan (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono inaugurated 10 infrastructure projects in a ceremony centered in Bekapai Senipah Peciko, Balikpapan, East Kalimantan on Friday.

The infrastructure projects consisted of one oil and gas project, four electricity plants and five projects in the public works sector.

President Yudhoyono said in his address that the inauguration of projects was the manifestation of the government`s serious and hard work.

"If all parties work hard, all difficult problems will be solved," he said referring to the energy, food and water crises.

The projects inaugurated on the occasion included 2x25 MW steam power electricity plant (PLTU) 2 in Bangka Belitung, 2x10MW PLTU 2 in Papua, 2x65MW PLTU in South Kalimantan and 2x50 MW PLTU in South Sulawesi.

On the occasion the president also signed a plague on the inauguration of a gas and condensate field in Kutai Kertanegara.

The new gas and condensate field which produced its first gas production on November 20, 2007 now has a production capacity of 210 million sdfc of gas and 9,200 barrels of condensate per day.

Also inaugurated were the Embalut-Tenggarong 150 KV high voltage power project in East Kalimantan, the Embalut-Tenggarong 150 KV electrical relay station in Kalimantan, Manggar dam in Balikpapan city and a low-cost flat in Nunukan district, East Kalimantan. (*)

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