Colombia: Fighting Development Banks for the Human Right to Water
(May 09) BAPPENAS documents papers on Strategy for PPP infrastructure investments in Indonesia
NOUVELLES EUROPE N°264 28/1/2010 Comité Européen de Liaison sur les Services d'Intérêt GénéralEuropean Liaison Committee on Services of General Interest www.celsig.org
The twinning program between Metro Cebu Water District ( Philippines ) and City West Water ( Australia ) is instructive. The agreed target, i.e., NRW reduction in a pilot District Metered Area (DMA) was achieved – the recipient twin’s NRW was reduced to 12% in January 2009 from 3
May 2009 - "Maynilad signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PDAM Tirtanadi Provinsi Sumatera Utara of Indonesia (PDAM Tirtanadi) and Environmental Cooperation – Asia (ECO-Asia) to implement activities that will assist PDAM Tirtanadi in expanding water service to low-income communities in Medan, Indonesia PDAM Tirtanadi and the Municipality of Medan are designing a master plan that will connect some 14,000 low-income households in the said municipality.
A Public-Public Partnership (PUP)
By Victor Chiong, Alliance of Government Workers in Water Sector (AGWWAS), Philippines
PSIRU profile of Aguas de Barcelona October 2009
(Sep 2009) With government cutting its subsidy allocation in 2010, Indonesian state power utility PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) wants to see power charges increased by 30 percent on average for household and industrial consumers to cover its production costs. PLN says that an average increase of between 20 percent and 30 percent is needed to make up for the subsidy cut. PLN also cites the need to improve its finances in preparation for the second phase of the government’s “fast-track” energy program.
(August 13, 2009, Yessar Rossendar) – A bill before the Indonesian House of Representatives would, if passed, radically change the electricity sector by allowing state power utility PT PLN to charge higher rates in areas provided with “quality services.” “PLN will be able to charge higher rates for quality services in designated areas, and vice versa,” Jacobus Purwono, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s director general of electricity and energy utilization, said on Thursday.
In July 2009, PLN announced it had secured full funding of $4.13 billion for 9 power plants in Java at Paiton, Suralaya, Labuan, Indramayu, Rembang, Pelabuhan Ratu and Teluk Naga. The China Export Import Bank (China Eximbank) has been the sole provider of dollar-denominated loans for the nine projects throughout Java Island, with the Indonesian government guaranteeing repayment. Outside Java, 20 of the 22 fast-track projects have secured full funding of Rp 10.26 trillion ($974.7 million), or 84 percent of the program’s funding requirements.
The Indonesian House of Representatives passed its new controversial electricity law on 8 September 2009, to allow the free market economy to come into play in the power sector and to fully privatise power generation, distribution and supply. Over 2000 workers, members of the PLN union, took part in a rally to reject the law. The former electricity law (No. 20/2002) was annulled by the Indonesia Constitutional Court with their landmark decision of December 2004.
PLN Union challenges new electricity law