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    Indonesia: 5,600 households in North Sumatra Receive BPBL


    December 5, 2022 - Indonesia Government News

     

      As many as 5,600 households in North Sumatra Province will get free electricity from the Government through the New Electricity Assistance Program (BPBL), one of which is Batu Bara Regency will get 461 household connections spread over 3 sub-districts.

      Original Press Release:

      Dec. 4 -- Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Republic of Indonesia issued the following news release:

      As many as 5,600 households in North Sumatra Province will get free electricity from the Government through the New Electricity Assistance Program (BPBL), one of which is Batu Bara Regency will get 461 household connections spread over 3 sub-districts.

      "As of 26 November 2022, 5,580 households in North Sumatra have been connected through the BPBL Program which is a synergy between the Government through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) and the People's Representative Council (DPR RI)," said Secretary of the Directorate General of Electricity Ida Nuryatin Finahari at the inauguration and first ignition of the Electricity New Installation Assistance Program in North Sumatra Province, in Batu Bara Regency (3/12).

      Ida explained, through this program it is hoped that it will increase the number of PLN customers and reduce network losses from connection withdrawals from neighbors that do not comply with the provisions. An electrical connection that does not comply with the provisions of electrical safety is certainly very dangerous.

      "From the electricity point of view, electricity sticking doesn't fit the electricity safety side. In fact, it can also be dangerous. If a short circuit can cause a fire and electric shock," said Ida.

      On the same occasion, Member of Commission VII DPR RI Nasril Bahar expressed his support by continuing to work together with the Regent. "We will be ready together with the Regent to the village head, we want bright coal, so that if the lighting is good, the economy improves, crime decreases, criminal acts will also decrease," said Nasril.

      Welcoming Nasril, the Regent of Batu Bara H. Zahir said that in order to realize equitable energy, the Batu Bara Regency government together with the DPR and PLN, work together to distribute free electricity connection from the BPBL program to poor families, which are scattered in a number of areas in Batu Bara Regency.

      "There have been many changes to the electricity at Batu Bara, Tanjung Tiram used to be dark, now some of it is light," said Zahir.

      In addition, Executive Vice President of Distribution Operations for Sumatra and Kalimantan, Agung Nugraha, thanked all parties (Central Government, DPR, Regional Government and the community) who were involved and always collaborated, coordinated and collaborated so that the implementation of the BPBL connection, especially in North Sumatra Province, could run smoothly. good.

      "Support from ladies and gentlemen is our encouragement in providing the best service to customers in the electricity sector," said Agung.

      After the inauguration ceremony, the event continued with the symbolic lighting of two residents' houses in Suka Maju Village. The first house belongs to Ramli (45 years old) who has been supplying electricity to his parents-in-law's house. "I feel very happy to receive this assistance," he said using a Malay accent.

      Apart from Ramli, the BPBL program was also given to Adriansyah (35 years), who has been disbursing funds from his mother's house. "Thank you for the free lights, so far we have distributed them from Mamak's house, I am very happy," he said.

      Ramli and Adriansyah now have their own electrical installation. In addition to increasing the electrification ratio, the BPBL program is also expected to improve living standards, community independence, and a better life. (AT/KO)

      Disclaimer: The Above Content is Auto-Translated

      Source: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Republic of Indonesia

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