Monday, July 18, 2016

New Zealand: Support for Geothermal Training, Technical Assistance in Maluku, Indonesia

PM meets with Indonesia President Joko Widodo

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key had a positive meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Jakarta today.

Mr Key launched two new education initiatives and signed a renewable energy agreement with Indonesia.

"New Zealand helped build Indonesia’s first geothermal power plant in the 1980s. Today we signed a renewable energy and energy conservation agreement which will see New Zealand assist Indonesia in its ambition to increase renewable energy to 25 per cent of its total energy supply by 2025.

"The New Zealand Government will contribute up to $30 million over the next five years for geothermal training and technical assistance, and support to help Indonesia access renewable energy in Maluku, Eastern Indonesia."