Minister to Explain Energy Policy
Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik has said he will explain the energy resilience policy at the 18th Asia Coaltrans Conference in Nusa Dua this week.
“We are going to explain the energy resilience policy, especially regarding coal, because many countries need coal energy,” Wacik remarked.
The minister noted that Indonesia has vast coal resources, which should be used optimally for the interests of the local people.
“We know that all countries need coal energy, which is available in Indonesia. Therefore, it must be used optimally to meet the domestic need,” he stressed.
He added that apart from domestic use, coal was also exported to boost the state’s foreign exchange reserves.
“We export 30 million tons of coal per year, earning a foreign exchange of US$20 billion,” the minister said.
Around 2,200 people are expected to participate in the Asia Coaltrans Conference.