Indonesia

Environmental academy to be established in Makassar

Date of Release: 
Sep 7 2013

The South Sulawesi administration is to set up an environmental academy, which will begin enrolling students next year. The academy is the first of its kind in Indonesia, concerned as it is with environmental issues.

The establishment of the academy, which will be located in Tonasa subdistrict, Balocci district, Pangkajene Islands regengy, was marked with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between South Sulawesi Governor Syahrul Yasin Limpo and Environment Minister Balthasar Kambuaya in Makassar on Aug. 31.

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First court case over haze may start next month

Date of Release: 
Aug 30 2013

THE first case of a company charged with illegal burning may land in a Riau district court next month, said a senior Indonesian official, even as the haze thickened and meteorologists warned of more hot spots through October.

"Most of the cases have moved to the investigations stage and we expect the first case ready to be in court by end of September," Mr Mas Achmad Santosa, deputy of a presidential task force, told The Straits Times on the sidelines of a United Nations-led workshop on Forestry Law.

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Review of environmental impact assessment and monitoring in aquaculture in Asia-Pacific

Published Date: 
01/2009

This review is prepared as part of the FAO Project “Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and monitoring in aquaculture”. The review provides a compilation, review and synthesis of existing EIA and environmental monitoring procedures and practices in aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region, the largest aquaculture-producing region in the world. This review, as in other regions, gives special consideration to four areas related to EIA and monitoring in aquaculture including: (1) the requirements (2) the practice (3) the effectiveness and (4) suggestions for improvements.

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Singapore Coastal Reclamation: History and Problems

Published Date: 
01/2003

Singapore has been undergoing coastal reclamation for four decades. As its population grows until more than four million, the Singapore government faces problem in providing ample land for residential, industrial and municipal activities. Some waterfronts and offshore islands in Singapore have been deformed or enlarged by some coastal reclamation projects. The reclamation has been particularly devastating. Some problems, namely environmental and territorial problems, have arisen some concerns from its neighboring countries.

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IEE: Regional Roads Development Project Prepared

Published Date: 
10/2011

The Regional Roads Development Project (RRDP) will be financed through a Project loan to be implemented over five years. The Project will rehabilitate, improve or newly construct about 476 km of roads and bridges in four provinces of Indonesia, namely West and East Kalimantan; and Central and East Java Provinces.

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Environmental and Social Monitoring Report: Tangguh Liquified Natural Gas Project

Published Date: 
02/2012

This report is the first External Panel Second Iteration (EPII) Operational Compliance Monitoring Report of the Tangguh LNG Environmental and Social (E&S) Project (the Project). EPII has been appointed to undertake independent E&S monitoring of the project’s compliance with the project requirements during the operational period between 2011 and 2016.

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EIA: Exploration Drilling Program at Karama Block

Published Date: 
10/2010

Statoil Indonesia Karama As (Statoil) and partner Pertamina plan to undertake an exploration drilling program of three deep-water exploration wells at Karama Block in the Makassar Strait, offshore West Sulawesi Province in 2011. The purpose of this project is to discover the oil or gas targets identified from interpretation of 3D seismic survey data.

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EIA: Java–Bali 500 kV Power Transmission Crossing Project

Published Date: 
08/2012

Bali is a famous tourist and cultural destination and given that tourism accounts for 6% of the GDP of the country, the government has given priority to its infrastructure development. The tourism industry generates 67% of Bali’s gross regional domestic product and about 70% of the island’s residents are directly or indirectly dependent on this activity. About 46% of the total energy consumption in Bali is in the commercial sector. Electricity demand in Bali averaged around 600 MW currently and is expected to grow to about 2,300 MW by 2025 according to the load forecast of PLN.

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EIA: Sarulla Geothermal Power Generation Project

Published Date: 
08/2009

SARULLA OPERATIONS LTD., (SOL) a consortium between PT MEDCO GEOPOWER SARULLA, ORSARULLA INC., SARULLA POWER ASSET LTD., and KYUDEN SARULLA PTE LTD, plans to develop Sarulla geothermal field and 330 MW power plant in Pahae Jae and Pahae Julu Districts of Tapanuli Utara Regency, Sumatera Utara Province.

The development of this project will bring positive impacts but on the other hand possibilities of negative impacts on physical-chemical components, biological components, and socio-economic, socio-cultural, and public health components.

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The Primacy of Development: Environmental Impact Assessment In Indonesia

This article analyses the implementation and enforcement of Environmental Impact Assessment in Indonesia and Australia. Part 1 reviews the legal framework of EIA in Indonesia and Part II examines the legal framework in Australia, with particular emphasis upon the Commonwealth and Victorian jurisdictions. In Part III, the enforcement of EIA in both countries is analysed. The article investigates the underlying causes of the inefficiencies and problems in the framework of these national environmental laws.

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