Veolia Showcases Proven Hydrotech Discfilter Technology for Power Industry at POWER-GEN Asia 2018
Sep 18, 2018

Jakarta, September 18, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Veolia Water Technologies, a leading water and wastewater solutions provider, showcases for the first time in Indonesia its trusted Hydrotech Discfilter technology for the power industry. Veolia’s participation at POWER-GEN Asia 2018 affirms the company’s commitment to provide power companies in the Southeast Asia region with simple and efficient solutions that mitigate their water and wastewater challenges.

“The ever-increasing complexity of wastewater challenges worldwide has influenced power companies to make water management their paramount concern,” Bill Willersdorf, Global Market Director, Power, Veolia Water Technologies. “Veolia’s solutions for water management have been tried and tested, and they empower our partners with more flexibility for customization in order to meet their unique and varied specifications.”

Exhibiting at POWER-GEN Asia 2018 from 18 – 20 September at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition in Jakarta, Veolia is highlighting its Hydrotech Discfilter technology, which has been well-received by the power industry. With over 10 000 installations worldwide, the Hydrotech Discfilter is an ideal choice for cooling water filtration at power plants, and for companies seeking a cost-effective and compact solution for their water management needs. It is a versatile mechanical and self-cleaning filter that offers a large filter area in a small footprint. Equipped with self-cleaning nozzles, the Discfilter eliminates the need for a backwash strainer. In addition, the simple operation and maintenance system also features flexibility in construction materials, and enables water and energy savings. Besides its low installation and operating costs, the Discfilter is available in a variety of models to meet a wide spectrum of flow requirements.

A demo unit of the Hydrotech Discfilter HSF2212-1C will be on display at the Veolia booth.

Commenting on Veolia’s objectives for the trade event, Bill added, “We look forward to reinforcing existing partnerships and cultivating new ones at POWER-GEN Asia this year. Through this platform, we also hope to provide greater clarity for the power industry in its understanding of water and wastewater management, and share how Veolia’s technologies and services can further enhance the effectiveness of water solutions in power plants.”

To learn more about Veolia’s technologies for the power industry, visit Veolia’s Booth P32 at POWER-GEN Asia 2018 or visit


About Veolia

Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With nearly 169,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions which contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.
In 2017, the Veolia group supplied 96 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 55 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 47 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environment (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €25.12 billion in 2017.

For media enquiries on Veolia, please contact:

Ms Gena Ang
Senior Account Executive
Red Bug Communications
+65 6222 7376

Ms Lainee Wong
Marketing & Communications Director – Asia Pacific
Veolia Water Technologies
+603 2264 1818

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JCB donates use of machine and operator to aid earthquake-hit island
Sep 11, 2018

JCB is supporting a major clear-up mission on the Indonesian island of Lombok after a series of earthquakes and aftershocks over the past month killed almost 500 people, injured thousands and left more than 150,000 homeless.

The company, through local dealer Airindo JCB, has donated the use of a JS205 tracked excavator complete with an operator and fuel. The machine has been put to work by the Indonesian Army to clear vast areas of Northern Lombok devastated by landslides. It is also moving rubble from fallen buildings across the island to enable redevelopment work to begin.

Lieutenant Agung Chandra Sumpena, Communications Director for the Construction Battalion of the Indonesia Army, said: “The earthquake and subsequent aftershocks have seen vast areas of devastation across the island, with buildings partly or fully destroyed and infrastructure severely damaged. The JS205 has been working up to eight hours a day helping those most in need and has already made a significant impact on the relief efforts.”

JCB has a history of helping countries affected by major natural disasters and has in recent years made equipment available to support relief and rebuilding efforts after earthquakes in Nepal, Chile, Pakistan and Haiti, and in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

JCB is the world’s third largest manufacturer of construction equipment by volume. The company’s headquarters are in the UK, where 11 of its factories are located. Elsewhere in the world, JCB has factories in India, Brazil, China and the USA.


About JCB
JCB is the world’s third largest manufacturer of construction equipment. The company has more than 11,000 employees and 22 factories around the world, including 11 in the UK and others in India, China, Brazil and North America. The company makes more than 300 different machines including backhoe loaders, tracked and wheeled excavators, mini and midi excavators, Loadall telescopic handlers, wheeled loading shovels and compaction equipment.

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DB Schenker Delivers Asian Games 2018 to Audiences Around the World
Sep 03, 2018

Orchestrating the logistics by Air and Ocean to broadcast the biggest multi- sports event for the biggest region in the world from Indonesia

(Jakarta, 3 Sep 2018) --( ASIA TODAY )-- Logistics experts at DB Schenker from across the Asia Pacific region have been working hard behind the scenes to transport broadcasting equipment to Indonesia, so that audiences at home around the world are able to support their country athletes live on television during the 2018 Asian Games.

With the grand finale of the Games, which has to date attracted the attention of millions of viewers worldwide, broadcasted on Sunday night, DB Schenker will now handle the pickup and re-export of broadcasting equipment to the originating countries.

Early 2018, PT Schenker Petrolog Utama (SPU) and DB Schenker Sports Events Germany were appointed by the International Games Broadcast Services (IGBS) to handle the temporary importation and re-exportation of broadcasting equipment for the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.

Asok Kumar, CEO of DB Schenker in Indonesia said, “With thousands of athletes from over 40 countries in Asia representing over 4 billion people, the task of delivering the Games Live back to the supporters and audience is absolutely vital. With our global network and extensive experience in managing freight and logistics for International sports events like the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, the FIFA World Cup and soon, we are proud and honored to be involved with the 2018 Asian Games, helping to deliver the games experience back to all the supporters back home.”

As the main forwarder for broadcasting equipment, SPU was responsible for freight transportation via air and ocean, managing customs clearance, temporary warehousing and sorting activities, as well as trucking transportation and delivery to broadcasting compounds in more than 40 sports competition venues.

With fully chartered cargo airplanes and many commercial flights that successfully landed between early July and mid-August at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, SPU has carried more several hundred tons of broadcasting equipment owned by IGBS and other independent broadcasting companies from all over the world. This includes equipment that had been used for the World Cup in Russia earlier this year.

Several shipments were also delivered through ocean freight to the Jakarta International Container Terminal. In major international sports events such as the Asian Games, time constraints are a common challenge faced by logistics companies. The SPU team in Jakarta overcame these challenges through close collaboration with its DB Schenker counterparts from other parts of the region, including Japan, Korea, India, Australia and Hong Kong.

Commenting on the event, Robin Dreke, Department Manager Fairs & Exhibitions, Relocations, Events and special Traffic Indonesia said, “The Asian Games athletes, event organizers , spectators , and fans watching the games at home, can look back at another outstanding sporting experience. Every major sporting event is unique, and we are proud and grateful that we could be part of the biggest s porting event in the region, pushing ourselves to provide the best logistics support possible. We thank all our partners for their great commitment and cooperation.”

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Ridha Fajar Dwi Putra (Mr.) Marketing Communications PT Schenker Petrolog Utama (SPU) Tel. +62 21788 43788

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GarudaFood Expands JDA Footprint to Digitalize its Supply Chain
Aug 28, 2018

JAKARTA, Indonesia, & SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--JDA Software, Inc., today announced that GarudaFood, a leading Indonesia snack food and beverage manufacturer has extended its JDA footprint to take its supply chain processes to the next level, with JDA® Enterprise Supply Planning. Combining its current JDA® Demand and JDA® Fulfillment with JDA Enterprise Supply Planning will give GarudaFood the ability to dynamically optimize its inventory plans in real-time and re-plan around supply chain disruptions as conditions change. PT Kualitas Tekhnologi Asia will provide local implementation support for this deployment.

GarudaFood is part of the Tudung Group and was founded in 1990. In 1987, it started selling its peanut products, and in 2010, GarudaFood expanded its operations outside Indonesia. Today, GarudaFood products are also exported to more than 20 countries around the world.

GarudaFood recognized the importance of its supply chain to their business and growth strategy, and working with Deloitte, conducted a study of their existing system and recommended improvements, ahead of their plans to go public. After the analysis was complete, GarudaFood selected JDA over a large enterprise service provider because JDA had the requisite food and beverage industry expertise combined with the most powerful, end-to-end digital supply chain planning solution. Teaming with JDA will give GarudaFood a stronger integrated production planning system and bring their previously manual processes to the digital age.

“We are poised to grow our business substantially and in order to fuel that growth and maintain profitability, it is imperative that we deploy a world-class supply planning solution. JDA will help us execute operationally while driving higher levels of customer satisfaction,” said Fransiskus Johny, Managing Director of Indonesia Operations, GarudaFood. “We chose JDA not only because of its solutions and industry expertise, but because we knew we’d cut down our time-to-value with deploying this project faster. This project will unite critical inventory and demand information for a 360-degree view into supply plans, an important piece we were missing previously.”

GarudaFood has been using JDA Demand and JDA Fulfillment for seven years and needed a more holistic view into production plans than its previously manual processes. With unconstrained plans, they faced a mismatch in production and replenishment plans leading to out-of-stock situations and excess inventory.

JDA Enterprise Supply Planning will help GarudaFood build one globally synchronized plan that senses and responds profitably and quickly to supply and demand volatility, driving increased customer satisfaction and supporting higher profit. With its ability to optimize constraints, margins and costs across production, distribution, inventory and procurement, JDA Enterprise Supply Planning will help to improve GarudaFood’s service levels and delivered costs as well as asset utilization.

“GarudaFood has gone from a local supply chain to a global supply chain, with its expansion outside of Indonesia and with that expansion, needed a global supply chain planning solution to provide the level of sophistication and planning velocity required,” said Amit Bagga, president, APAC, JDA. “We are pleased to support GarudaFood in its JDA expansion, enabling them to have a highly responsive and agile supply chain capable of sensing to demand signals and disruptions, and ultimately delivering a superior customer experience.”

About JDA Software, Inc.

JDA Software is the leading supply chain software provider powering today’s digital transformations. We help companies optimize delivery to customers by enabling them to predict and shape demand, fulfill faster and more intelligently, and improve customer experiences and loyalty. More than 4,000 global customers use our unmatched end-to-end software and SaaS solutions to unify and shorten their supply chains, increase speed of execution, and profitably deliver to their customers. Our world-class client roster includes 75 of the top 100 retailers, 77 of the top 100 consumer goods companies, and 8 of the top 10 global 3PLs. Running JDA, you can plan to deliver.

“JDA” is a trademark or registered trademark of JDA Software Group, Inc. Any trade, product or service name referenced in this document using the name “JDA” is a trademark and/or property of JDA Software Group, Inc.

JDA Software, Inc.
15059 N Scottsdale Rd, Ste 400
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Jolene Peixoto, +1 978-475-0524
Senior Director, Corporate Communications

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Jakarta Is One of the World's Fastest Disappearing Cities
Aug 17, 2018

Jakarta, the host of the 2018 Asian Games (Jarkata Palembang 2018), is now in Asia's spotlight. The large city has been growing, developing...also sinking. The rising sea level caused by climate change is threatening the city's future.

On the north west coast of the island of Java lies the Indonesian capital Jakarta, one of the world’s largest cities. It is also one of the world’s fastest disappearing cities.

The land Jakarta sits on is swampy. This is mostly because there are 13 rivers flowing through it. The city lies in a low, flat alluvial plain with an average elevation of just 8m above sea level. It routinely floods and Jakarta is sinking at an alarming rate. The extent of the sinking is such that many of those rivers flowing through the city have to flow uphill to reach the sea, often disgorging their contents before they get there.

The Greater Jakarta area, home to almost 30 million people, has sunk by 4m in the last 30 years. The situation is worst in North Jakarta, one of the city’s five districts, which has sunk by an alarming 2.5m in the last 10 years alone. That’s twice the global average for coastal megacities. At that rate, 95% of north Jakarta will be underwater by 2050, directly impacting 1.8 million of the city’s 10 million people.

Water, Water Everywhere...

Sitting as it does on the shores of the Java Sea, one of the problems facing Jakarta is the phenomenon of rising sea levels. NASA has been tracking sea levels via satellite since 1993. It has detected a rise of around 85mm in that time and an increase of 3.2mm per year at current rates.

Far away from Jakarta, climate change has led to permanent loss of ice at the poles. Glacial meltwater is pouring into the oceans as ice sheets diminish. The oceans are also getting warmer, and as warm water is not as dense as cold water, the seas are expanding and therefore rising. In some parts of the world, regional climate events such as El Niño in the eastern tropical Pacific, are exaggerating some of these effects, too. Complex global currents also have a part to play, with melting ice in Greenland possibly disrupting the Gulf Stream that flows from the Gulf of Mexico across the Atlantic toward the British Isles.

... But Not a Drop to Drink

Despite living surrounded by water, the people of Jakarta don’t have access to a reliable supply of clean, piped water. Instead, water has been pumped from aquifers deep below ground – aquifers that are not being adequately replenished by rainfall.

The net effect of this is that the ground beneath the city is compacting and collapsing. In some parts of the capital a seawall is all that stops streets and houses from being consumed by the rising waters. Whole hillsides have been claimed by the Java Sea and people who once had to walk to the ocean now live uncomfortably close to it, with almost half the city now below sea level.

Some of the underlying aggravating factors that contribute to this unsustainable situation might also be part of the solution, however.

The problem of water extraction is caused by the absence of a reliable water supply, but permitted by regulations that allow private citizens and businesses alike to dig their own wells at will. The unlicensed and unregulated access to groundwater allows demand for water to grow unchecked, and does nothing to tackle the problem of over-consumption or waste water run-off. It is one of the things the city authorities will need to face up to.

There are also enormous pressures on the land, as developers build and redevelop streets and neighbourhoods to keep up with the demand for property, which is furthering the demand for water.

Work has begun on flood protections some 32km out to sea. The new defences will create an artificial lagoon for the rivers to flow into, as well as functioning as a seawall. This will mitigate some of the flooding. But any solution to Jakarta’s sinking problem needs to take all contributing factors into consideration and deal with them coherently. Building seawalls will only ever buy time for a city sitting on land being allowed to collapse further and further below sea level.

Jakarta needs an injection of investment to modernise its infrastructure, in particular to provide a reliable and sustainable water supply for its inhabitants, and a vision for its future built on the cooperation of authorities, business, and private citizens alike.

Photo Source:Flickr @PrzemekPietrak CC BY 2.0

By Sean Fleming
Edited by Shawn Chou

Hytera Offers Communications Support in Indonesia’s Lombok Earthquake
Aug 09, 2018

JAKARTA, Indonesia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A magnitude-6.9 earthquake hit the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Bali at around 6.45pm on August 5th, 2018, with more than 90 people dead and hundreds more injured. The immediate focus is search, rescue and meeting the basic needs of people affected by the earthquake. To improve collaboration efficiency in the search, rescue and evacuation, Hytera donated communications devices in the first minute to Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI), the Indonesian Red Cross, and also has stayed connecting with the Blue Sky Rescue and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to stand by per the nation’s request for international rescue efforts.

In the morning of August 6, Hytera Indonesian subsidiary in Jakarta set up a 7-member emergency response team and immediately contacted PMI, as its volunteers and staff have been providing medical support to the survivors and also helped to evacuate people from the coastal areas. After confirming PMI was in need of mobile communications support, Hytera local team soon came out with a mission critical communications solution, consisting of advanced digital two-way radios, mobile radio and repeater.

On August 7, Tuesday morning, a joint meeting between Hytera engineers and PMI technicians was organized to go through the solution details and possible scenarios where the solution could be used for. At 3pm on August 7, Hytera communications devices were handed over to the PMI team, and its emergency response team were standby to provide assistance for upcoming rescue efforts.

“About one week ago I saw Basarnas (Indonesia Emergency Rescue Department) was using your devices in the last Lombok Earthquake. I am familiar with your brand. When you proposed to donate equipment, I am so excited. I hope that those devices could be used into the rescue as soon as possible. Thank you for your help,” said Mr. Sunarbowo Sandi, Head of the PMI Headquarter, when receiving devices from Jerry Gao, Sales Manager ASEAN of Overseas Sales Department at Hytera.

At the same time, Hytera headquarters CSR team in Shenzhen, China, contacted the Blue Sky Rescue and the East Asia of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to offer necessary help once needed.

Gwendolyn Pang, Head of East Asia, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, said, “I was informed that yesterday that Mr. David Yang, a Hytera Regional Marketing Manager from Shenzhen, delivered 50 handsets, 1 mobile radio and 1 repeater to the Indonesian Red Cross office in Jakarta. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Indonesian Red Cross welcome more donations for the earthquake operation. IFRC would like to establish a regional or global partnership with Hytera. Together, let’s make the world safer!” Hytera will continue to pay attention to the disaster and provide communications support to help reconstruction in the first moment.

Hytera, a leading global provider of innovative Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) communications solutions, is committed to fulfilling its social responsibilities by leveraging cutting-edge technology and product portfolio to support rescue and relief operations on a global scale. Hytera played an active role in providing support to emergency response efforts such as the Japan Tsunami in 2011, the Nepal Earthquake in 2015, the floods in Myanmar in 2016, Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas in 2017 and Laos Dam Collapse in last month.

About PT. Hytera Communications Indonesia

PT. Hytera Communications Indonesia started its business back in August 2010 as an office of Hytera Communications Corporation Limited. With seven years’ efforts, Hytera Indonesia office upgraded to PT. Hytera Communications Indonesia. Hytera Communications Indonesia has built its reputation as a leading supplier in Indonesian Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) industry, supporting channel partners and clients in different industries, such as Public Safety and Security, Oil and Gas, Civil Aviation, Railway Transportation, Commercial Business, etc. Hytera can be found throughout the country from INP (Indonesia National Police), Kejaksaan Republik Indonesia (Attorney General of Indonesia), Tanjung Priok Port to Pertamina Oil and Gas plant, Wilmar plantation, and Marriott Hotel, etc.

David Yang, +86 755 2697 2999

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47 New Vehicles and Concept Vehicles Unveiled at GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2018
Aug 07, 2018

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 6, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Organized by Seven Event, the world-class auto show series by The Association of Indonesia Automotive Industry (GAIKINDO) -- GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show 2018 (GIIAS 2018) will be held from August 2-12, 2018. Carrying "Beyond Mobility" as theme, GIIAS 2018 presents the latest range of vehicle products and the latest technology from the automotive industry. GIIAS 2018 is expected to represent GAIKINDO's spirit, raising the Indonesian automotive industry towards the future.

The event was officially opened by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, Tuesday, August 2, 2018 at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE), BSD City, Tangerang. Accompanied by Indonesian Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto, Joko Widodo took a closer look at the launch of new vehicles and concept vehicles, including a world-premiere passenger car and a concept vehicle that were unveiled at GIIAS 2018.

Chairman of GAIKINDO Yohannes Nangoi said that GIIAS is a benchmark of the role and growth of the Indonesian automotive industry which is expected to contribute to the Indonesian economic wheel movement. Commitments from the Indonesia automotive industry is reflected in the latest technologies and products presented at GIIAS 2018.

Beyond Mobility at GIIAS 2018

This year, GIIAS is supported by 25 car brands that are also members of GAIKINDO, including 19 passenger vehicle brands -- Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Daihatsu, Datsun, DFSK, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Suzuki, Toyota, VW, and Wuling; as well as six commercial vehicle brands -- FAW, Hino, Isuzu, Mitsubishi FUSO, Tata Motors, and UD Truck. More than 250 brands of automotive industry players in Indonesia are participating in GIIAS 2018.

GIIAS 2018 hosts the launch of 47 new vehicles and concept vehicles, including world premieres. From Audi A8L, BMW i8 Roadster, Honda All New Brio, Lexus UX, Mini Cabrio, Nissan Terra, Isuzu NMR 81 Common Real Engine, introduction rom Wuling and DFSK, to concept vehicles BMW X7 I Performance, Daihatsu DN Pro Cargo, Honda Neu V, Lexus LS+, Mitsubishi Motors E-Evolution, Hino Ponco EV Bus, more has decided that GIIAS 2018 is the right auto show to launch their latest vehicle, and influence the Indonesia market.

GIIAS is the only Indonesian automotive exhibition which has full support from the international automotive organization -- Organization Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (OICA). It is part of the international-class automotive exhibition series which is getting more international attention. Ideas and inspiration presented at GAIKINDO's automotive exhibition will not only become a national benchmark but will also become a world barometer and inspiration for international community, especially in the Asia Pacific region. Through media coverage in more than 10 countries across Asia, it confirms GIIAS as the prime automotive event not only for Indonesia, but also for the rest in the region.

Media contact:

Seven Event
Diah Putri (Public Relations Manager)
Phone: +62 21 29054091 ext. 109
Fax: +62 21 29054092

Source: Seven Event

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TRIBRID BTS Project registered as Indonesian JCM Project
JCN Newswire
Jul 16, 2018

Japan's TRIBRID BTS Systems aim for an 80% cut in base station carbon footprints

JAKARTA, July 16, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - The TRIBRID Project in Indonesia by KDDI and NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization) of Japan was accepted and registered on July 10 as an Official Project at the 8th Japan-Indonesia JCM Joint Committee in Jakarta.

The JCM (Joint Crediting Mechanism) is an initiative of the Japanese Government launched in 2013 to facilitate the funding and diffusion of leading low carbon technologies and related systems across the developing countries.

With the Indonesian Project, TRIBRID BTS Systems are installed at 20 conventional mobile BTS (Base Transceiver Station) sites with an aim to demonstrating that overall greenhouse gas emissions at the BTS sites could be reduced by up to 80%.

On June 21, 2018, the TRIBRID Project was also designated as a commemorative project marking the 60th Anniversary of Japan-Indonesia Diplomatic Relations

TRIBRID BTS Project Details

In Indonesia, BTSs are proliferating as mobile phones come rapidly into widespread use, but many lack access to commercial-use power service and are subject to power outages. Diesel electric power generators installed to ensure stable power supply consume fuel and impact the environment.

TRIBRID BTSs make efficient use of power by alternating commercial-use power, solar power and late-night battery charging, depending on time of day and weather conditions. KDDI built the first TRIBRID BTS in Japan in December 2009. Since then, the number of TRIBRID BTSs has expanded to 100 nationwide.

In Jan 2015, KDDI introduced TRIBRID BTSs to Indonesia as an initiative of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)(1). By Jan 2018, NEDO had implemented 20 TRIBRID BTSs in Indonesia(2) and was moving ahead with the Demonstration Project. On July 10, 2018, the TRIBRID Project, jointly run by KDDI and NEDO, was approved and registered as an Official Project by the Japan-Indonesia JCM Joint Committee.

The TRIBRID Project involves verifying electric load control at TRIBRID BTSs and managing commercial services, power generated by solar panels, power stored in lithium ion batteries and the power supplied by diesel generators, as set up in Indonesia. While cutting diesel consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, TRIBRID Technology also makes it possible to ensure the long-term stability of the telecoms environment.

Since all parts of a TRIBRID System are procured within Indonesia, the TRIBRID Project contributes to Indonesia's industrial development. Progress will come in optimizing the TRIBRID System for a wide range of environments, such as tropical rain forest locations through the monsoon season. By its conclusion in February 2019, the Project aims to demonstrate the conservation equivalent of up to 80% cut in greenhouse gas emissions.

Moving forward, NEDO and KDDI will cooperate with the Indonesian Ministry of Industry to further spread the use within Indonesia of patented TRIBRID Technologies used in Japan. By converting 5-10% of the base stations in Indonesia that lack commercial-use power sources or are otherwise susceptible to power supply instability, they aim to improve energy conservation by the equivalent of 70,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year.

To effectively address the issues of climate change and global warming and encourage low-carbon growth around the world, the Government of Japan proposed the JCM (Joint Crediting Mechanism) as a solution, facilitating the spread of leading low carbon technologies, products, systems, services and infrastructure, and contributing to sustainable development in developing countries(3).

1) 'KDDI tackles global warming with international TRIBRID base stations' :

2) 'NEDO Program to Facilitate Private Sector Promotion of Low-carbon Technology Overseas' :

3) JCM / Joint Credit Mechanism : reducing greenhouse gases, splitting the benefits between countries: and

Please contact:
Kobayashi, Ishida, Kisanuki
NEDO International Affairs Department
Global Environment Technology Promotion Division
Telephone: +81-44-520-5185

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Asian Tobacco Growers gather in Lombok, Indonesia to Debate Latest Industry Challenges
JCN Newswire
Mar 29, 2018

Lombok, INDONESIA - (ACN Newswire) - Members of the International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA) in Asia held a conference in Lombok, Indonesia to discuss the ever-increasing challenges facing tobacco agriculture and the tobacco industry.

The Tobacco Growers emphasized their commitment to Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in an effort to produce an agricultural commodity that meets legal market standards for the over 900 million consumers spread across the world and ensures that the agricultural activity provides a proper livelihood for millions of the world's farmers, farm workers and their families.

During the conference, delegates from countries such as Azerbaijan, India, Indonesia and the Philippines, as well as representatives of other stakeholders, government officials and delegates from the United Nations, discussed several important issues related to tobacco agriculture and the industry.

ITGA Chief Executive Officer Antonio Abrunhosa said the tobacco market has changed its direction. Therefore, this transition to the future must become the industry's main agenda.

"It will be difficult to implement this strategy if we refuse to become part of the programs initiated by UN agencies such as UNDP and FAO. Therefore, ITGA and its members are committed to demonstrating our commitment to becoming involved in these initiatives and we will do whatever we can to produce tangible evidence of our intentions."

In the opening speech, the chairman of the Indonesian Tobacco Community Alliance (AMTI), Budidoyo, said that tobacco farmers have implemented agricultural practices in line with a number of objectives specified in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

"For example, the number one objective of the SDG is Eradicating poverty. It has been proven everywhere that tobacco is a very profitable commodity that supports the economic stability of the farmers and their families," conveyed Budidoyo. "The tobacco sector is also aware of the importance of fulfilling our social-economic responsibilities. Therefore, we take various measures each year to improve our agricultural techniques so they become more sustainable and environmentally-friendly."

In addition to making declarations, the Indonesian tobacco farmers also continued to push for the Draft Tobacco Bill because it is the realization of efforts to protect tobacco farmers. The Draft Tobacco Bill regulates the management of tobacco, partnership programs between business owners and farmers, DBHCHT allocation, and health protection -management of advertisements, promotions, sponsorship, cigarette packs and Smoke-Free Areas (KTR).

Farmers must also remain alert to Draft Tobacco Bill rules that could potentially threaten the Tobacco Product Industry (IHT), such as:

- Restrictions on tobacco usage (80% domestic and 20% imported tobacco) and the implementation of quotas
- Implementation of an import excise tariff for imported tobacco of 60-200 percent (on processed tobacco)
- Restriction of foreign investment ownership (30 percent)

The tobacco sector has been the target of much pressure that results in decreasing tobacco product demand and exacerbates the situation of the tobacco farmers.

These challenges have never successfully discouraged us from cultivating tobacco, but have instead provided us with greater motivation to achieve better and more sustainable tobacco production.


The Indonesian Tobacco Community Alliance (AMTI) was formed on 25 January, 2010 by a joint declaration by tobacco industry stakeholders as a way to organize the efforts of tobacco and clove farmers and cigarette workers, consumers, retailers, associations and manufacturers to preserve Indonesia's quality tobacco industry.

The purpose of the alliance is to provide a forum for organizing the efforts of tobacco and clove farmers and cigarette workers, consumers, retailers, associations and manufacturers. In addition, it establishes a united front for preserving the quality of the Indonesian tobacco industry and principles for the nation, considering the Tobacco Industry as a prioritized national industry comparable to other industries, participating in formulating balanced and comprehensive concepts for tobacco regulations acceptable to legislators, and preserving the existence of the cigarette industry, especially kretek cigarettes as a national cultural heritage product, so that this industry may receive full rights in its own country, and become a global commodity.

The AMTI also wants to maintain and develop the local tobacco industry and seeks to develop Virginia, Oriental and White Burley tobacco as raw materials for the cigarette industry and import substitutes, and strives to uphold transparency in accordance with the applicable legislation.


The International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA) is a non-profit organization representing the interests of millions of tobacco farmers around the world. The ITGA encourages the involvement of tobacco farmers in global discussions and supports farmers on the international scene, protecting their continued existence and their families. The ITGA Forum was held in Lombok, Indonesia on March 26-27.

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19 Global Partners Sign for US$850M Project in Lippo Group's MEIKARTA
JCN Newswire
Mar 23, 2018

JAKARTA - (ACN Newswire) - MEIKARTA, the mega residential township project being developed by Lippo Group, has received US$850 million from 19 global partners focused on health & medicine, financial technology, education, logistics and technology research. The partnerships were inaugurated in Jakarta this week with ceremonies signing the memorandums of understanding (MOU).

MEIKARTA is the embodiment of Lippo Group's commitment to sustainability and the "five pillars of development"; developing an innovative infrastructure & transportation, a high tech central business district (CBD) & research hub, a business & commercial hub, a center for the arts, culture & education, and green sustainable living.

Ketut Budi Wijaya, President of MEIKARTA, said, "This partnership is a confirmation that the world community recognizes and sees MEIKARTA as a modern city of the future. The presence of global institutions, whether in education, health, or technology, will make MEIKARTA more than a dwelling. The MEIKARTA of the future will be the economic center that will grow and develop."

Bambang Soesatyo, Chairman of House of Representatives, Republic of Indonesia, said: "I am confident that the presence of these leading institutions in MEIKARTA, with their capital, networking, technology, systems and experience, will support the government's vision of national development".

Global institutions signing the MoU with MEIKARTA:
1. Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC)
2. University of North Carolina
3. University College London (UCL)
4. World Trade Center
5. Genesis Rehab Services (GRS)
6. HTC Corporation
7. China Telecom Global Limited
8. ACSC & CFLP International Logistic
9. Seafirst Technologies
10. Union Space
11. Rework
12. USA Dunham Bush Refrigeration Equipment Inc
13. e-Shang Redwood (ESR)
14. Shanghai Infin Technology
15. Nagase Indonesia
16. Micro Focus
17. JM Eagle
18. Zhong Ying Finance
19. Lausanne Hotel Management Institute

MEIKARTA is in the East Jakarta Corridor, which will be integrated with new transportation networks, including Jakarta-Bekasi High-Speed Rail, Patimban Deep Seaport, Kertajati International Airport, Jakarta-Cikampek Elevated Highway and APM (automated people mover) uniting seven new cities around MEIKARTA.

The MEIKARTA development covers 22 million m2 in its first phase, designed since 2014. Work started in January 2016 with the initial construction of one hundred skyscrapers, each with 35 to 46 floors, and the creation a workforce expected to reach 65,000 individual jobs.

MEIKARTA surpasses anything the country has ever seen, epic in its scale and vision as a truly integrated city of the future. Not only does MEIKARTA redefine what a modern city should look like and feel like, it sets the new standard for a world city in Southeast Asia and beyond. Visit

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