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PLN Guarantees Availability of Electricity to Investors in Aceh

BANDA ACEH: State Electricity Company (PLN Persero) of Aceh region guarantees the availability of electricity for investors conducting business activities in Aceh.  It is agreed in the content of the MoU signed by the Head of Aceh Investment and One Stop Services Agency, Ir. Iskandar, M.Sc and Regional Manager PLN Jefri Rosiadi at the Customer and Investor Forum 2018 event at Kyriad Muraya Hotel, Banda Aceh, Monday (19/3). 

Iskandar said investors' interest to invest in Aceh continues to increase in line with the growth of the national economy, which of course we must welcome with the readiness of infrastructure and adequate preparation, especially the availability of electricity which has been often a constraint. "Alhamdulillah starting today, PLN as the national electricity service provider is willing to guarantee the availability of energy needed to start business activities in Aceh," said Iskandar. 

Such a model said Iskandar is key in ensuring smooth business for potential investors and entrepreneurs who become a milestone for the progress of Aceh in the future. According to him, the government is currently continuing to reform bureaucracy and simplify the permit process, including by establishing Task Force (Task Force) to accelerate the ease of doing business at national, provincial and district level and application for Online Single Submission (OSS) license. 

OSS is an information technology-based licensing system that integrates licensing in the regions and centers in order to facilitate domestic business activities as mandated by Presidential Regulation No. 91 of 2017 on Accelerating Enforcement.  "Implementation of this OSS we hope to be able to change the mindset of the State Civil Apparatus (ASN) from the regulator to be the public servant, so investors will come to the DPMPTSP office, and the officers will fill all the required requirements through OSS," explained Iskandar. 

With the supporting infrastructure, energy availability and integrated licensing services, Iskandar hopes that the realization of investment in Aceh can increase in accordance with the vision and mission of the Governor of Aceh in realizing a prosperous Aceh, a clean, just and serving government. Meanwhile, PLN Manager of Aceh Territory, Jefri Rosiadi said that besides ensuring the availability of electricity, the intention of the MoU is as a common guideline between the Government of Aceh represented by DPMPTSP and PLN in increasing investment promotion and synergizing information in the service of ease of getting electricity for investor to optimize the absorption investment in Aceh. 
"In essence, PLN party fully supports the acceleration program of investment absorption and economic growth in Aceh by ensuring the availability of electricity and cooperate in investment promotion activities undertaken by the parties," said Jefri.