An employee walking along a thermal pipe at the Kamojang geothermal
power plant near Garut, West Java, on March 18. State utility provider
 Perusahaan Listrik Negara is targeting an additional 135 megawatts of
electricity from three new geothermal plants. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,.. etc.)
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) - (Text version)

“.. Nuclear Power Revealed

So let me tell you what else they did. They just showed you what's wrong with nuclear power. "Safe to the maximum," they said. "Our devices are strong and cannot fail." But they did. They are no match for Gaia.

It seems that for more than 20 years, every single time we sit in the chair and speak of electric power, we tell you that hundreds of thousands of tons of push/pull energy on a regular schedule is available to you. It is moon-driven, forever. It can make all of the electricity for all of the cities on your planet, no matter how much you use. There's no environmental impact at all. Use the power of the tides, the oceans, the waves in clever ways. Use them in a bigger way than any designer has ever put together yet, to power your cities. The largest cities on your planet are on the coasts, and that's where the power source is. Hydro is the answer. It's not dangerous. You've ignored it because it seems harder to engineer and it's not in a controlled environment. Yet, you've chosen to build one of the most complex and dangerous steam engines on Earth - nuclear power.

We also have indicated that all you have to do is dig down deep enough and the planet will give you heat. It's right below the surface, not too far away all the time. You'll have a Gaia steam engine that way, too. There's no danger at all and you don't have to dig that far. All you have to do is heat fluid, and there are some fluids that boil far faster than water. So we say it again and again. Maybe this will show you what's wrong with what you've been doing, and this will turn the attitudes of your science to create something so beautiful and so powerful for your grandchildren. Why do you think you were given the moon? Now you know.

This benevolent Universe gave you an astral body that allows the waters in your ocean to push and pull and push on the most regular schedule of anything you know of. Yet there you sit enjoying just looking at it instead of using it. It could be enormous, free energy forever, ready to be converted when you design the methods of capturing it. It's time. …”

Friday, December 21, 2007

Mandiri set to boost micro loans

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Bank Mandiri, the country's largest bank, plans to boost its lending to micro businesses by opening up to 300 more micro units next year to add to the existing 311.

"Micro businesses are very important in Indonesia as they provide employment. That's why we have to support them," said micro and retail banking director Budi Gunadi Sadikin on Wednesday.

He said that of the 300 new micro units, 104 would be in Jakarta, 60 in Sumatra, 25 in West Java, 24 in Central Java and Yogyakarta, 30 in East Java, 12 in Bali, 20 in Kalimantan and 25 in Sulawesi and Papua.

According to the central bank, loans of up to Rp 50 million (around US$5,300) are categorized as micro, from Rp 50 million to Rp 500 million as small and from Rp 500 million to Rp 5 billion as medium.

Budi said Mandiri commenced lending to micro, small and medium enterprises in 2005.

"We want to see more entrepreneurs establishing micro businesses. Unfortunately, Indonesian youth has a lack of role models in the entrepreneurship arena," he said in a discussion on the development of micro, small and medium enterprises.

Mandiri's lending to micro business during the first nine months of this year amounted to only Rp 1.12 trillion, less than 1 percent of its total loan book of Rp 121.7 trillion.

Still, it reflects an increase of 4 percent from last year's Rp 982 billion.

In addition to providing more loans to micro businesses, Mandiri is also stepping up its efforts to boost its housing loan portfolio, taking advantage of rising demand on the back of declining interest rates.

Also on Wednesday, Mandiri signed an agreement with top developer PT Lippo Cikarang.

Under the partnership agreement, every buyer of a home or shophouse in Lippo Cikarang that has been purchased with a loan from Mandiri will get a fixed 7.77 percent interest rate during the first two years.

"We are offering loans ranging from Rp 25 million to Rp 5 billion for customers who use Bank Mandiri's housing loan scheme," said the bank's director for consumer finance, Omar S. Anwar.

Meanwhile, PT Excelcomindo Pratama, Indonesia's third-biggest mobile-phone operator, said it had received a Rp 4 trillion ($424 million) loan from Bank Mandiri to expand its network.

The funds will be used to build transmission towers and fiber optic cabling, President Director Hasnul Suhaimi told Bloomberg.

It will be repaid in five years, the telecoms company said in an e-mailed statement.

Excelcomindo, controlled by Telekom Malaysia Bhd., is building networks outside the main island of Java to win more customers and counter falling prices. The company, also known as Excelcom, obtained shareholders' approval in November to raise $950 million by selling bonds or borrowing.

"We'll probably seek a syndicated loan as well as issuing bonds next year" to refinance the debt, Suhaimi said. He didn't elaborate.

The Jakarta-based company had 12.8 million subscribers as of Sept. 30. PT Telekomunikasi Selular is Indonesia's largest wireless operator, followed by PT Indosat and Excelcom.

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