Gov't to Accelerate Masela Block Development

Githa Farahdina    •    21 Oktober 2016 11:47 WIB
Gov't to Accelerate Masela Block Development
ESDM Minister Ignasius Jonan (Photo:MI/Panca Syurkani), Jakarta: Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Minister Ignasius Jonan said the government wants to accelerate Masela gas block development.

"As quick as we can. It will boost economic growth," said Jonan at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Thursday (10/20) evening.

"We want the plan of development (PoD) to be as short as posibble," he continued.

Jonan said he will discuss the project with ESDM deputy minister Arcandra Tahar. The former transportation minister mentioned that Arcandra will study the technical issues.

"He is strong in technical issues," he added.

President Joko Widodo decided the Masela liquefied natural gas (LNG) to be built onshore last March.