Indonesian coal miner Adaro Energy is not only keen on diversifying its business by including the power generation sector to its portfolio (hence having become an integrated energy company) but it is also eager to add the water treatment sector to its portfolio. This is in line with the central government's program to enhance the nation's clean water supply across the Archipelago.
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Indonesia's Ministry of Public Works and Housing targets to complete the tender process for eight dams, worth a combined IDR 8.60 trillion (approx. USD $637 million) - all national strategic projects - by June 2016. Imam Santoso, Director of Dams at the Public Works Ministry, said one dam has already been tendered last week: the IDR 1.04 trillion Kuwil Kawangkoan Dam in North Sulawesi. Next week the government is set to tender the Leuwikeris Dam in West Java. The central government aims to tender a new dam project every two weeks up to June 2016.
Lately, concerns have arisen that Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, and its immediate surroundings are threatened to experience a clean water crisis by 2025. Clean water, which is produced by two private operators - PAM Lyonnaise Jaya (Palyja) and Aetra Air Jakarta - currently totals 18.7 m3 per second. However, by 2025, demand for clean water will reach 41.3 m3/second as the population of Jakarta is estimated to grow to 14.6 million people from 9.6 million currently (the unofficial figure is possibly much higher).
The profile of PT Akasha Wira International Tbk (previously known as Ades Waters Indonesia) is added to our Indonesian Companies database. Akasha Wira International is engaged in the production and distribution of bottled drinking water and beauty care products in Indonesia. The company currently produces and markets bottled drinking water under the trademarks of AdeS and AdeS Royal (owned by the Coca Cola Company), Nestlé Pure Life (owned by Nestlé SA), and Vica Royal.
Indonesia's June inflation rate was recorded at 1.03%. Components that contributed most to this increase were food (including instant foods), drinks, tobacco and housing (gas, water and electricity). The government's decision to raise the price of subsidized fuel last month already made an impact but it is expected that this impact will be heavier in the months ahead when more prices are revised upwards. On 22 June, prices of subsidized gasoline were raised by 44%, while prices of subsidized diesel were raised by 22%.
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Indonesia's Supreme Court (Mahkamah Agung) released a verdict on Tuesday (10/10) in which it orders the government to protect and manage the supply of water to citizens, hence stop the privatization of the water supply in Indonesia. This is a slap for the government which had been actively inviting private investment in the nation's infrastructure sector, including the water supply.
One of the solid growing markets in Indonesia that remains untapped is the water purifier market. Although Indonesia holds six percent of the world’s fresh water resources, the quality of Indonesia’s public piped water is inadequate (contaminated with E. coli, fecal coliforms and other pathogens). Moreover, roughly 80 percent of the Indonesian population lacks access to piped water hence relying on river water for drinking, washing and bathing. However, the water of most Indonesian rivers do not meet drinking water requirements.