Danish Ambassador Offers Help To Java

Danish ambassador to Indonesia Borge Petersen has offered financial and technical assistance to East Java to develop alternative energy sources to help reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emission in the province, a local official said.
    The Danish ambassador made the offer at a meeting with Marjuki Subagio, assistant for people’s welfare affairs to the provincial administration’s secretary, on Wednesday, according to Lili Sholeh, head of the East Java provincial government’s overseas cooperation bureau.
    Petersen was visiting Surabaya for the first time since he assumed his post in Jakarta four months ago.
    Sholeh said the Danish envoy wanted to help climate change management in East Java in accordance with his government’s commitment to contribute actively to efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emission anywhere in the world.
    “The concrete form of the assistance has yet to be made clear but he said he wanted to help reduce CO2 emission from fossil fuels in East Java by providing technical and financial assistance to develop such alternative energy sources as ethanol, wind energy, and solar energy as was done in Denmark,” Sholeh said.
    Sholeh added Denmark was also eager to invest in the industrial field in East Java , especially in the leather industry.

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