Indonesian minister Dahlan Iskan held a private meeting with coalition partners at state-owned aircraft maker PT Dirgantara Indonesia, which will be in charge of the designing of the conversion kits. Last April, that firm has been chosen by the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry to manufacture a prototype of safe cylinders in Jakarta.
The oil-to-gas government’s campaign was launched with the aim of making a fuel subsidy removal. It will be gradually carried out from April this year, when conversion process is estimated to start.
“We have come to the conclusion that domestic industrie are capable of providing equipment 100 per cent. So, we do not have to import them”, Dahlan said, as reported by The Jakarta Post.
Meanwhile, in Yogyakarta, researchers at Gadjah Mada University (UGM) are developing prototypes for several kinds of conversion kits.
“We have already installed a CNG kit for testing”, said Jayan Sentanuhady, the head of UGM’s gas research team.