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The Indonesia Ministry of SOEs Supports PLN’s Breakthrough to Accelerate the Clean Energy Transition in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Oct. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — PT PLN (Persero) today reaffirmed its committed to support the Indonesian government’s program to achieve the Net Zero Emission target by 2060 through various strategies, such as the development of new and renewable energy (RE)-based power plants, dieselization programs, and the retirement of steam power plants (PLTU).

Vice Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) Pahala N. Mansury outlined how the Ministry strongly supports the efforts of PLN in achieving net zero emissions by 2060 and supports low-carbon development based on the Paris Agreement goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions based on the National Determined Contribution (NDC) of up to 29 percent, as it is stated at the COP26 2021 meeting.

“PLN is committed to decarbonization, such as accelerating the stopping of the use of Coal Fired Power Plant (CFPP) assets, and new renewable energy programs by developing eco-friendly power plants to increase the level of NRE in the energy mix,” explained Pahala.

The President Director of PLN Darmawan Prasodjo welcomes the government’s support to make the energy transition successful, especially to follow the NZE 2060 target. Since 2021, PLN has prepared a roadmap which was presented at the COP26 Summit in Glasgow. This means, continued Darmawan, PLN is ready to lead the energy transition in Indonesia.

Darmawan said in the scenario of business as usual (BAU), Indonesia’s carbon emissions are projected to reach more than 4 billion tons of CO2e/year by 2060. There are 2 sectors with a large contribution to Indonesia’s carbon emissions, namely the electricity sector and the transportation sector.

“Without significant efforts, by 2060 the electricity sector will produce CO2e emissions of 920 million tons per year, but the intervention by PLN will prepare Indonesia to be cleaner for future generations,” he said.

To support this plan, PLN has prepared a roadmap for the retirement of steam power plants (PLTU) to achieve Net Zero Emission by 2060. The steps of retiring the coal-fired power plant of 50.1 gigawatts (GW) until 2056 will be carried out gradually, replacing them with RE power plants.

Darmawan stated that the replacement of PLTU and PLTMG with PLT RE Baseload of 1.1 GW will be carried out in 2025. And in 2030, the first phase of PLTU subcritical retirement of 1 GW will be carried out. Then in 2035, the PLTU subcritical phase 2 will retire at 9 GW. Then in 2040, PLN will operate a supercritical PLTU with a CCUS of 10 GW.

In 2045, the Ultra Super Critical PLTU will be operated by the use of CCUS (carbon capture storage) technology of 24 GW. Furthermore, in 2055, the Ultra Supercritical PLTU with the last CCUS of 5 GW will be operated.

Besides reducing the number of PLTUs, PLN is also conducting a de-dieselization program of 5,200 PLTDs in Indonesia. PLN replaces it with an RE generator based on local natural potential. Currently, the PLTD owned by PLN which will be converted to an RE power plant is around 499 MW. It will be carried out in two steps, namely Phase I in 183 locations with a capacity of 212 MW with a hybrid scheme (PLTS+Baterai+PLTD existing). As a second phase, the conversion of PLTD with a capacity of 287 MW to other RE power plants will be carried out, considering local RE sources.

“This is a big change as it converts import-based energy into cheaper domestic-based energy,” he said.

Instead, PLN will also develop an NRE-based power plant of 20.9 GW by 2030. The addition of NRE capacity is a combination of several NRE sources with a composition of 10.3 GW of hydro power (PLTA), and 10.3 GW of solar power (PLTS). 4.7 GW, geothermal power plants (PLTP) of 3.3 GW, and other RE PLTs of 2.5 GW.

PLN also innovates on the biomass co-firing program in PLTU, through the substitution of coal with biomass partially to increase the NRE mix and reducing carbon emissions. “This is a social-based energy ecosystem because the supply of biomass will be run in collaboration of all social elements,” he said. The trial implementation of the co-firing program at PLN’s PLTU starting in 2020 has been successfully carried out at 47 PLTU locations.

Darmawan added that PLN cannot achieve NZE in 2060 alone, it needs collaboration with various institutions and also political support from the government. “It takes a very large amount of capital to reach Net Zero Emission 2060 at least USD 500 billion. Therefore, we need to be supported on access to low-cost green financing, development grants and G to G pattern support,” said Darmawan.

To do so, the Ministry of SOEs is not only encouraging PLN to support the NZE effort, but also all SOEs must contribute to the initiative.

“We have to encourage renewable energy; each state-owned company cannot work separately, but must collaborate to ensure that the 2060 NZE occurs. The energy transition must be carried out based on the transformation desired by Indonesia,” said Erick Thohir, Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs), during the SOE International Conference in Bali (17/10).

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‫NFT تتبنى 1200 شجرة: حملة Shanghai Electric بدون كربون تصل إلى خاتمة ناجحة

شنغهاي، 26 أكتوبر 2022 / PRNewswire / —  Shanghai Electric تنطلق! وصلت حملة الخدمات العامة مشاة بدون كربون التي أُطلقت في اليوم العالمي للمشي مؤخرًا إلى خاتمة ناجحة.

Shanghai Electric planted 1200 trees with participants through the Go! O Carbon Walker campaign.

 وشجعت الحملة الجمهور على المشي بدلًا من القيادة، ومن خلال القيام بذلك، المساعدة في جعل مستقبل منخفض الكربون ممكنًا. ويمثل كل 2000 خطوة ينجزها أحد المشاركين أحد مشاريع الشركة التي لا تعتمد على الكربون، مما يضيء أضواء على لافتة معينة. وبمجرد تشغيل كل مصباح من المصابيح، تم إجراء سحب محظوظ، مع حصول أحد المشاركين على جائزة مجانية.

ومن السمات الأخرى للحملة أن أول 1200 مشارك أكملوا 20000 خطوة خلال الحدث سينضمون إلى Shanghai Electric في يانان، وهي مدينة في مقاطعة شانكسي الصينية. وهنا، سيشهدون قيمة المبادرة البيئية عبر الإنترنت عندما يزرعون شجرة الكربون الصفرية الحصرية كفرصة حقيقية للمشاركة في الممارسات منخفضة الكربون.

وكجزء لا يتجزأ مما يعنيه الالتزام بمبادئ التعليم من أجل التنمية المستدامة، فإن الجهود المبذولة في القطاع العام هي مفتاح التقدم الاجتماعي، ولها تأثير واسع وعميق على كل من الطبيعة والمجتمع.

استجابة لمهمة الحكومة الصينية للوصول إلى ذروة الكربون بحلول عام 2030 وحياد الكربون بحلول عام 2060 (المشار إليها باسم أهداف الكربون المزدوجة 30-60)، أضافت شنغهاي إليكتريك قوة أعمالها الخاصة من خلال مجموعة من أفضل الممارسات والقدرات القوية.

 في قطاعي الطاقة والتصنيع، وهما المجالان الأكثر مسؤولية عن استهلاك الطاقة في البلاد، تعمل Shanghai Electric على بناء أنظمة طاقة جديدة وشاملة وحل كامل للمجمعات الصناعية المستقبلية الخالية من الكربون في خطوة لأخذ زمام المبادرة في مساعدة الصينيين الحكومة تحقق أهدافها في إزالة الكربون.

اتخذت Shanghai Electric بالفعل العديد من الخطوات لتقليل تأثيرها بشكل كبير قدر الإمكان على البيئة البيئية، مما يجعلها جزءًا حيويًا من مهمتها. تعد الشركة التي تبلغ مساحتها 44 كيلومترًا مربعًا 700 ميجاوات من الطاقة الحرارية ومنشأة الطاقة الشمسية الفولطاضوئية التي تبلغ قدرتها 250 ميجاوات في دبي حاليًا أكبر مشروع حراري شمسي في العالم من حيث القدرة المركبة وحجم الاستثمار وتخزين الطاقة الملحية المنصهرة.

 وخلال بناء المرفق، جعلت شركة Shanghai Electric حماية البيئة أولوية رئيسية، حيث عينت وكالة مهنية محلية لرعاية الحيوان لإجراء مسح في الموقع وتنظيم النقل الآمن للحيوانات المحلية، بما في ذلك السحالي والجمال والظباء والثعالب الحمراء. وشملت الجهود أيضا نقل أكثر من 200 شجرة ثمينة ظلت تنمو في الموقع لسنوات. لم يصبح مشروع دبي معيارًا جديدًا لتوليد الطاقة الشمسية العالمية تحت مظلة مبادرة الحزام والطريق فحسب، بل أظهر أيضًا الإجراءات التي اتخذتها الشركات الصينية في حماية البيئة وإفادة سبل عيش الناس أثناء مشاركتهم في المشاريع الخارجية.

كما وسعت الشركة مبادرتها الخضراء لتشمل القطاع العام. في عام 2022، اضطلعت مؤسسة Shanghai Electric والكربون الأخضر بمشروع خدمة عامة خضراء حيث تم غرس 1200 شجرة على الضفة الغربية للنهر الأصفر في يانان، وهي مدينة في مقاطعة شانكسي، من أجل إنشاء غابة منخفضة الكربون لحماية النهر، وكذلك لمساعدة البلاد في تحقيق أهداف الكربون المزدوجة 30-60 من خلال إجراءات عملية. تلتزم Shanghai Electric بالحفاظ على الكوكب والدعوة إلى أفكار صديقة للبيئة في جميع أنحاء الشركة.

في أبريل 2021، قدمت Shanghai Electric تبرعًا لمرة واحدة بقيمة 700000 يوان لدعم مشروع التنمية الاقتصادية في مقاطعة فنغشيان في شنغهاي، بالإضافة إلى توفير الدعم التسويقي لمدينة تشوانغشينغ في مقاطعة فنغشيان للمساعدة في بيع منتجات تزيد قيمتها عن 1.3204 مليون يوان.

 واضطلعت الشركة أيضا بدور في تعزيز التعاون بين المنطقتين الغربية والشرقية من البلد، فضلا عن إنعاش المناطق الريفية. في عام 2021، أقامت مجموعة شنغهاي لتوليد الطاقة الكهربائية، ومصعد شنغهاي ميتسوبيشي، ومجموعة شنغهاي لتوليد الطاقة الكهربائية الريحية، وهي ثلاث شركات تابعة لشركة شنغهاي الكهربائية، شراكة مع ثلاث قرى في مقاطعة فويوان، كويجينغ، مقاطعة يونان، حيث قدمت كل شركة من الشركات التابعة الدعم لإحدى القرى.

 على مدار عام 2021، قدمت شنغهاي إليكتريك 450،000 يوان في شكل أموال مساعدة للتعامل مع القضايا العملية المحددة، مع المساعدة في حل القضايا اللوجستية من حيث الحصول على أكثر من 9.0516 مليون يوان من المنتجات في أيدي المستهلكين. وقطعت هذه الإجراءات شوطًا طويلًا في المساعدة على التعجيل بإنعاش المناطق الريفية.

في وقت مبكر من عام 2017، بدأت Shanghai Electric في بناء أول مشروع تجريبي لمعالجة المياه الموزعة في الريف في قرية هوابياو، بلدة تشينجيا، مقاطعة تشونغ مينغ. ودون أن تنبعث أي رائحة أو ضوضاء، تمكنت محطة معالجة مياه المجاري المنزلية المدمجة التي تبلغ مساحتها 10 أمتار مربعة والمصممة خصيصًا للمنطقة من معالجة حوالي 30 طنًا من مياه المجاري المنزلية التي تفرغها يوميًا أكثر من 100 أسرة زراعية تعيش بالقرب من القرية.

 في عام 2020، وضعت شنغهاي إليكتريك حزمة تضمنت معدات معالجة مياه الصرف الصحي الذكية المتكاملة الخاصة بها، والمرافق الجاهزة، وتقنيات معالجة مياه الصرف الصحي، وتقنيات تجريف الأنهار والبحيرات، بالإضافة إلى الذكاء الرقمي وتكنولوجيا المعلومات الصديقة للبيئة، لبناء حل شامل لإدارة بيئة المياه في مشروعها الخاص بمعالجة مياه الصرف الصحي في مقاطعة هوايان، بنغبو، مقاطعة أنهوي.

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Nippon Express Europe Establishes Two New Subsidiaries in Morocco

– Move Aimed at Strengthening Automotive Industry-related Logistics Services –

TOKYO, Oct. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Nippon Express Europe GmbH (hereinafter “NX Europe”), a group company of NIPPON EXPRESS HOLDINGS, INC., has spun off two of its existing business locations in Morocco — the Morocco Branch and the Tanger Med Logistics Center — into subsidiary companies, newly establishing Nippon Express Morocco SARLAU this past July and Nippon Express Morocco Free Zone SARLAU in August. An opening ceremony was held in Tangier, northern Morocco, on September 26 to commemorate the founding of these two companies.https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/prwfile/release/M103866/202210128053/_prw_PI1im_GOAN5T75.jpg

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– Purpose of spin-off
The Nippon Express Group’s business development in Morocco began in December 2017 in Casablanca with the creation of the Morocco Branch, which was followed by the opening of the Tanger Med Logistics Center in the Port of Tanger Med in June 2019 to provide air/ocean freight forwarding and logistics services.

Morocco is Africa’s second-largest automobile producer after South Africa, serving at the same time as a complementary country to Europe. It has for some time seen high demand for import/export, procurement, and sales logistics centered on the automobile industry, and an increasing number of automobile and automotive parts manufacturers are setting up plants in the country.

NX Europe has incorporated two of its business locations to further expand its own operations and reinforce its business infrastructure in support of its customers’ operations in Morocco. Making full use of its accumulated sales and operational know-how, the Nippon Express Group will accelerate its efforts on behalf of the automotive industry, positioned as a priority industry in the Group’s business plan.

The Nippon Express Group will be further expanding its logistics capabilities in Morocco and across the rest of Africa, both of which are expected to enjoy continuing growth, and aggressively moving into the African market by leveraging its global network and accrued advanced logistics know-how, all the while contributing to the development of its customers’ business activities.

More details: https://www.nipponexpress-holdings.com/en/press/2022/17-Oct-22-1.html

Nippon Express website: https://www.nipponexpress.com/

Nippon Express Group’s official LinkedIn account: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nippon-express-group/

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State of Qatar Seals Contract to Officially Participate in World Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai

The State of Qatar has signed a contract for its official participation with a national pavilion in the World Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai, scheduled to be held from April 13 until October 13, 2025, in Osaka, Japan.

The participation contract was signed by Mr Nasser Mohammed Al-Muhannadi, Deputy Commissioner-General and Chairman of the Preparation Committee for the State of Qatar’s Participation in World Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai. From the Japanese side, the contract was signed by His Excellency the Commissioner General of the Japan Association for Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai, in the presence of Mr Abdulbasit Al-Ajji, Vice Chairman of the Preparation Committee and the preparation of the State of Qatar pavilion, along with a number of officials in the Expo’s organizing committee.

The Preparation Committee for the State of Qatar’s Participation in World Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai, composed of representatives from several State authorities, has commenced action as of the decision to form it.

The Committee shall handle preparing the needed equipment for the State’s participation in the World Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai. It shall also take on designing a distinguished, top-notch pavilion. To these ends, the Committee is holding periodic meetings in order to ensure the State of Qatar makes a distinguished, admirable participation.

Themed ‘Designing Future Society for Our Lives’, the World Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai focuses on three sub-themes: Saving Lives, Empowering Lives, and Connecting Lives. 150 countries and 25 international organizations are expected to participate in the Expo, and the projected number of visitors is some 82 million visitors, of which 3.5 million are from outside Japan.

The Expo activities and events are in line with the United Nations’ sustainable development goals, the 2030 Agenda, aimed at achieving a diverse, inclusive, and sustainable society.

For Qatar’s part, its participation in the World Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai is an opportunity to strengthen trade, industrial, and investment cooperation relations with the various participating countries.

This will contribute to supporting the economic sectors that serve Qatar’s development trends, including the industrial, commercial, and tourism sectors.

Moreover, this participation gives Qatari businessmen and companies access to building strong relations with the Japanese side, hence allowing the establishment of businesses and partnerships in various sectors, especially as Osaka is one of Japan’s business hubs.

Source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry

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UAE President receives phone call from Hungarian PM

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan today received a phone call from Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary.

The conversation addressed the bilateral ties between the UAE and Hungary and ways of strengthening them in all areas, most notably in trade, energy, renewable energy and technology, as part of an economic cooperation programme signed by the two friendly countries in February 2022.

The two sides also discussed the importance of taking advantage of promising opportunities to attract investments, under the framework of an agreement aimed at protecting and attracting investments signed in July 2021, to enhance their economic cooperation and create an ideal environment for investors that motivates business initiatives and sustainable economic development.

This year, the UAE and Hungary jointly launched an Economic Cooperation Programme to improve their cooperation in trade, investment, water resources management, renewable energy, technology, education and other vital areas.

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and Orbán also exchanged views on several regional and international issues of mutual concern.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

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The Ministry of Municipality Organizes an expanded Awareness meeting with Food Delivery Companies

On Monday morning, the Ministry of Municipality represented by the Municipal Affairs Sector, organized an expanded awareness meeting with all home food delivery companies, under the slogan ?Safe Food? aiming at raising awareness of the health requirements and standards that must be met at all stages of the food chain, particularly the stage of transferring the final food product in order to preserve the safety of the food items and provide safe and secure food.

A number of directors of municipalities, directors of Municipal Control Departments, heads of the Health Control Sections in all municipalities and a number of specialized inspectors attended the meeting.

In the speech of the Ministry of Municipality delivered by the director of the Municipal Control Department at Al Sheehaniya Municipality, Mr./ Majed Al Zeidan, he thanked all the officials of food delivery companies for their continuous efforts and cooperation in delivering the food items to the customers in accordance with the established health requirements and standards. He indicated that food delivery companies have recently become an integral part of the stages of the food chains.

He indicated that the coming period will witness a high turnout from customers for electronic applications for food delivery coinciding with hosting major events by the State of Qatar, which requires increasing the awareness on health aspects to preserve the health and safety of all citizens, residents and visitors. Mr. Majed Al Zeidan confirmed that providing safe and secure food to all customers is one of the priorities of the Ministry of Municipality, believing in the importance of activating the awareness role, building capacities and unifying efforts among all partners. This awareness meeting completes mini-meetings organized by each municipality separately with food delivery companies within its administrative boundaries during the past weeks.

Source: Ministry of Municipality and Environment

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UAE President receives Albanian PM

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan today received Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania, who is currently visiting the UAE.

During the meeting, which took place at Qasr Al Bahr Majlis, President Sheikh Mohamed welcomed Rama and expressed his keenness to continue their mutual cooperation and enhance the bilateral ties between the two friendly countries.

Rama conveyed the greetings and best wishes of Bajram Begaj, President of Albania, and President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed reciprocated the greetings.

The two sides also discussed the prospects of further strengthening the friendship ties between the two countries, highlighting the importance of fostering collaboration across various fronts, most notably in the areas of the economy, investment and trade, in light of the economic cooperation agreement signed in November 2020.

They also stressed their mutual keenness to advance their bilateral ties, to help achieve their sustainable economic development objectives.

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed and Rama also discussed several regional and international issues of mutual concern.

The meeting was attended by Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Advisor for Special Affairs at the Presidential Court, Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi and Mohammed Al Abbar.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

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AFCU20 Draw unveils thrilling groups

Tashkent: The continent’s rising stars are set for exciting tussles following the completion of the AFC U20 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2023 draw on Wednesday.

The 16 teams were divided into four groups with the top two from each group to advance to the quarter-finals in the March 1 to 18, 2023 showpiece.

Hosts Uzbekistan were placed in Group A alongside Indonesia, Iraq and Syria.

Group B will see Qatar, Australia, Vietnam and Islamic Republic of Iran vying for the quarter-final berths while Korea Republic, Tajikistan, Jordan and Oman are the four teams in Group C.

Group D saw defending champions Saudi Arabia, Japan, China PR and Kyrgyz Republic being drawn together.

Besides continental glory, there will be four tickets at stake for the FIFA U20 World Cup 2023, which will return to Asia in Indonesia from May 20 to June 11.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee