The running presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto promised energy self-sufficiency for Indonesia and to halt fuel import if he’s elected as president in the upcoming general elections.
“We must be food self-sufficient, water self-sufficient, and energy self-sufficient. We will be the only nation in the world to become 100 percent [independent] from biofuel, palm oil, corn, and sugarcane. We will stop importing fuel (BBM),” he said during a public dialogue at di Universitas Muhammadiyah Surabaya ON Friday.
In line with energy self-sufficiency ambition, Prabowo Subianto also stressed the importance of food self-sufficiency and water self-sufficiency.
“Strengthening the national security system and pushing state independence through food, energy, water self-sufficiency and creative economy, green economy, and blue economy,” he said.
By adopting biofuel as a strategic plan of action, Prabowo Subianto intends to not only cut dependency on BBM import but also to provide a positive contribution to environmental preservation and strengthen national independence in the energy sector.
Prabowo Subianto paired up with Gibran Rakabuming for the upcoming 2024 general elections. They will face two other running candidates, Ganjar Pranowo-Mahmud MD, and Anies Baswedan-Muhaimin Iskandar.
Source : Tempo.co