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Japan offers emission reduction exchange mechanism with RI

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Feb 17, 2011
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Jakarta, Feb 15 (ANTARA) - Japanese entrepreneurs grouped in Keidanren offer to establish a mechanism for emission reduction exchange with Indonesia, Vice President Boediono`s spokesman said here Monday.

"Keidanren offers a carbon emission exhange system with Indonesia, and Japan will provide sophisticated and inexpensive technology," said Yopie Hidayat at the Vice President`s office after accompanying Boediono at the meeting with the head of Keidanren, Hiromasa Yonekura, here Monday.

According to Yopie, Boediono welcomed the offer from the Japanese businessmen`s association considering that Indonesia also had a standing commitment to reduce carbon emission. Recently, Indonesia had entered into cooperated with Norway to reduce emission caused by deforestation and degradation (REDD+).

A relevant tender, he added, was going to be processed soon due to Indonesia`s promise to reduce carbon emission.

"The Vice President has given Industry Ministry MS Hidayat an instruction to follow up the proposal from Keideren. And the project will also be done together with Kuntoro Mangkusubroto as the REDD+ taskforce chief," Yopie said.

During the visit of Keideren`s Leader to VP Boediono, he added, the Japanese businessmen`s association also confirmed their seriousness in participating in major development projects in Indonesia through inter-company or private state partnerships.

"The Japanesse businessmen made the promise to keep being involved in several major projects in Indonesia," he said.

Yopie said Boediono was interested deeply in the partnership to reduce carbon emission since the issue was something great world concern nowadays.

"However, it doesn`t mean that the Vice President doesn`t allow Japanese entrepreneurs to conduct such thing like construction projects in Indonesia. He is more concerned about carbon reduction," he said. (ANTARA)


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