Brunei LNG plant in Lumut (photo: Brunei LNG)
JAKARTA (rambuenergy.com) – President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, on Sunday (Feb 8) visited Brunei LNG facilities in Sungai Liang Industrial Park (SLIP), Lumut, on the sideline of visit to Brunei Darussalam.
President Jokowi was accompanied by Coordinating Minister for the Economy Sofyan Djalil, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and the Manpower Minister Hanif Dhakiri. The President’s delegation was welcome by Brunei Darussalam’s Manpower Minister Dato Seri Awang Haji Mohammad.
The President made the visit as Indonesia is trying to increase investment in oil and gas exploration and production despite falling global crude oil prices. During his visit, the President invited investors from Brunei to cooperate in Indonesia’s toll, power plant, railway constructions as well as other infrastructure projects.
The President was welcome by Brunei Darussalam’s Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Mohammad Yasmin Hj Umar who was on hand to conduct the briefing, The Brunei Times reported.
Later on at the Indonesian Embassy, Minister Sofyan Djalil mentioned that Indonesia is looking to import more oil products from Brunei.
Commenting on Brunei looking to market liquefied natural gas to Indonesia and the Philippines, Sofyan said that it is “a good move from Brunei’s side”.
Asked whether Indonesia’s state-owned oil and natural gas company PT Pertamina was looking to cooperate with Brunei in joint exploration activities, Sofyan said: “There is no hindrance for cooperation between Pertamina and Brunei’s oil company.
President Jokowi arrives at Manila Airport (Photo: Cabinet Secretary)
Prior to visiting Brunei Darussalam, the President visited Malaysia. On late Sunday, President Jokowi arrived in the Philippines for a State visit. He was welcome by the Philippines Vice President Jejomar C. Binay at Manila Airport.(*)