Prepared, MoU for Gas Supply to Be Installed in Flats
Posted: Jul 07, 2013
Category: Latest News
Jakarta Housing and Governmental Buildings Department together with State Gas Company (PGN) are preparing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for gas supply to flats in the capital city. At this time, the installation of gas pipes in the flats is still being discussed.
Head of Jakarta Housing and Governmental Buildings Department, Jonathan Pasodung, said if the agreement is made, the effort to implement it will be continued. Thus, future flats construction will already be equipped with gas pipes. “We will follow it up after the agreement is signed. We want flats to have gas pipes. This is to make sure each unit is supplied with cooking gas,” he stated, Friday (7/5).
According to Pasodung, Jakarta Housing and Governmental Buildings Department will cooperate with PGN in terms of gas pipe installation in flats. “I haven’t seen the detail agreement and spots for gas installation. Principally, the governor wants each flat to be flowed by gas. Gas tank is taken from PGN, and then installed in the flats,” he uttered.
As for the gas payment, it will not be much different with electricity and water payments. “Later, each flat will be equipped with gauge of water and electricity installation. And each month, officers will check it,” he told.
Even so, Pasodung does not know yet about the price to be charged to flat inhabitants for the gas usage. However, he ensured that the price will be cheaper than market price. “It will be cheaper, but we will get to that later in the agreement,” he added.
Previously, Jakarta Governor Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has conveyed his plan to equip flats with gas pipes in cooperation with PGN. “PGN gas pipes will be installed in flats. We expect for all flats to have it,” he said.
Such plan emerged because financially, gas usage is cheaper. In addition, it is also eco-friendly compared to using other fuels. This plan will be discussed in detail further before being finalized.