According to ADB website, access to reliable and cost-effective sources of modern forms of energy is a pre-requisite for growth and productivity improvement, and can help Indonesia avoid the pitfalls of the middle income trap. While this is particularly true for the country's manufacturing and commercial centers, it is also important that access to modern forms of energy be available to millions of Indonesians living in remote areas across the far-flung archipelago. Otherwise, the benefits of national growth will be limited to the country's economic centers and leave behind people living in less connected areas. Furthermore, this push for increased energy use needs to come at a minimal environmental cost if Indonesia is to preserve the quality of its local environment and honor its commitments to global environmental protection.
According to ADB document, the impact will be a more sustainable and inclusive energy sector in Indonesia. The outcome will be the preparation of a regulatory framework and policy actions for a more sustainable and inclusive energy supply. Further, safeguard categorization is not applicable.
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Technical Assistance Grant Fund (FRA) US$ 0.54 million
Project Officer: Tharakan, Pradeep J.
Southeast Asia Department
No contact information provided at the time of disclosure.
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