Jakarta. Vice President Jusuf Kalla received the visit of a member of the Managing Board of Siemens Lisa Davis at his office today.

To the Vice President, Ms Davis’ expressed her company’s aspiration to support the Indonesian government’s priority program in providing 35,000 megawatt electricity by 2019.

Siemens, which focuses on energy industry, she added, applies environmentally-friendly energy which is relatively affordable.

“We are enthusiastic to apply our technology to support development in Indonesia,” she said, adding that Siemens’ manufacture in the country has utilized local content as well as local workers and experts.

In reply, the Vice President said that the high need of energy in the country has prompted the government to provide more electric supply immediately.

“We invite investors to take part in the electricity project, whether under Independent Power Producer (IPP) or Public-Private Partnership (PPP) scheme,” he said.

He further said that investors are urged to put investment outside of Java Island. “There are more competitors in Java,” he said.

Ms Lisa Davis in her visit was accompanied by German Ambassador to Indonesia George Witschel, Siemens Indonesia CEO Josef Winter, Siemens Thailand CEO Markus Lorenzini, and Siemens’ Director of Government Affairs Richard Reisig.