Palangkaraya, 27 August 2020
Pertamina is synergizing with the Central Kalimantan Provincial Government and the East Barito Regency Government in utilizing Pertamina’s assets along 60 km so that they can be used to improve the community’s economy.
The utilization of these assets is in the form of a road from Bentot Village, Petangkep Tutui District to Telang Baru Village, Paju Epat District and a landing site in the form of a road located on the bank of the Patai Telang Baru river, East Barito Regency, Central Kalimantan Province.
The synergy in the utilization of these assets is contained in the Memorandum of Understanding between Pertamina and the Central Kalimantan Provincial Government. The synergy ceremony was attended by Pertamina President Director Nicke Widyawati, Pertamina Commissioner Condro Kirono, Business Supporting Director, M. Haryo Yunianto, Indonesian KPK Deputy Chairperson Lili Pintauli Siregar, Central Kalimantan Provincial Secretary Fahrizal Fitri, Central Kalimantan Provincial Attorney General’s Office, Dr. Mukri, President Director of Patra Jasa Dani Adriananta and Director of Business Development of Patra Jasa Teddy K. Gusti, on Thursday, (27/8) at the office of the Governor of Central Kalimantan Province.
For the utilization of the road assets, Pertamina and its subsidiary, Patra Jasa, will carry out a program plan covering the development of road infrastructure and improving connectivity between regions so as to facilitate the transportation of commodities, especially from mining and plantation products.
“The highest appreciation goes to the KPK and KAJATI for providing extraordinary support in guarding our assets in East Barito. It is hoped that with this collaboration we can develop the infrastructure and absorb a lot of workers,” said Nicke Widyawati, President Director of PT Pertamina (Persero).
Representative of the Corruption Eradication Commission of the Republic of Indonesia, Lili Pintauli Siregar welcomed the completion of Pertamina’s assets and joint management with the Central Kalimantan Provincial Government, East Barito Regency Government, and Pertamina who agreed on the road asset optimization program.
“We will also monitor and make sure to help if there are problems going forward. Because one of the tasks of the KPK is to carry out the function of coordinating and supervising the relevant agencies, in the form of supervising acts of corruption and also conducting monitoring activities on the implementation of local government illustrations,” he added.
In line with the Deputy of the KPK, the Central Kalimantan High Prosecutor’s Office, Dr. Mukri also appreciated Pertamina’s collaboration and synergy with the Regional Government in the context of controlling and optimizing assets and hoped that this synergy would become a pilot project for solving asset problems, especially Pertamina’s other assets. So that in the future everything can run well in order to increase the original area.
Meanwhile, the Secretary of the Central Kalimantan Province, Fahrizal Fitri added that the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between PT PERTAMINA, the Central Kalimantan Provincial Government, and the East Barito Regency Government was a step forward in efforts to improve asset control and optimize local revenue. Which was finally completed with the help and cooperation of all parties until the Memorandum of Understanding was signed.
Nicke also said that Kalimantan is a strategic area for Pertamina and is an area with complete operational coverage from upstream to downstream. “Upstream we have assets such as in Bunyu, Sanga-Sanga, Tarakan, and Tanjung, then there is also Mahakam which produces the largest gas. We also have the Balikpapan refinery, which contributes 25% of Indonesia’s fuel production, and supplies fuel to all of eastern Indonesia,” he said.
Pertamina is also developing refineries and increasing capacity from 266 thousand barrels per day to 366,000 barrels per day. And this will be the largest refinery in Indonesia. Downstream coverage is also not inferior, Pertamina has 10 fuel terminals, 460 gas stations, and 9 DPPU for filling avtur.
“This is a very large asset and continues to be optimized for the welfare of the nation and state. We are very open to structuring and cooperation with the local government is needed so that this asset can provide benefits to the region and the surrounding community,” added Nicke.
“We hope that the cooperation with the Central Kalimantan Provincial Government will set an example for other provincial governments,” he concluded.