ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
Yudhoyono wants energy conservation
According to Yudhoyono, the meeting discussed the availability of staple food prior to the fasting month of Ramadan and ways to reduce consumption of subsidized fuel in order to save
He said Indonesia should learn from Japan which applies regulation to reduce fuel consumption.
"We want to decrease the subsidy by reducing the amount of fuel usage which will eventually lead to power and fuel savings," he said at the opening of the meeting.
The meeting was held at Halim Perdanakusumah Airport and attended by Coordinating Minister of Economics Hatta Rajasa, Coordinating Minister of Welfare Agung Laksono, Coordinating Minister of Politics, Legal and Security Djoko Suyanto, Trade Minister Marie Elka Pangestu, Industry Minister MS Hidayat, Agriculture Minister Suswono, State Enterprises Minister Darwin Zahedi Saleh and State Secretary Minister Sudi Silalahi.
Yudhoyono is scheduled to fly to Bali after the meeting to open the Asean Ministerial Meeting and Asean Regional Forum.
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