Indonesia offers free electricity to small firms hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: PLN)
Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia’s state utility power company PLN said on May 1 that it will offer free electricity over six months for small-scale businesses and producers.

PLN Chairman and CEO Zulkifli Zaini said the company has begun collecting data of about 500,000 customers eligible for support.

Last month, the Indonesian Government offered electricity bill waivers for nearly 24 million households with monthly consumption of 450 VA, and 50 percent discount for another 7 million households that use 900 VA per month.

At a government meeting on April 29, President Joko Widodo announced several plans to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises could enjoy relief packages, including free electricity.

Earlier, Indonesia announced an additional budget of over 24.8 billion USD to cope with the impacts of COVID-19./.