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IMB (Ijin Mendirikan Bangunan) Changed to PBG (Persetujuan Bangunan Gedung)



Law No. 11 of 2020 regarding Job Creation (Law 11 2020) was enacted a year ago and it revised many existing regulations and introduced plenty of new ones. One of the revised issues was regarding building permits. Previously you had to acquire a Building Permit or Izin Mendirikan Bangunan (IMB) to build. However, it has now been changed into Building Approval or Persetujuan Bangunan Gedung (PBG).

Potential of Floating Solar Technology in Malaysia



Solar energy is a natural source of energy and is tremendously abundant. The concept of floating solar is to fulfil and to support the existing energy supply in order to enhance the human life. The floating solar exploits the massive availability of ocean region and the severe unavailability of land. The main purpose of this paper is to evaluate the potential of floating solar to be deployed in coastal or infield in Malaysia.

Wind Power Potentials in Cameroon and Nigeria: Lessons from South Africa



Wind energy has seen a tremendous growth for electricity generation worldwide and reached 456 GW by the end of June 2016. According to the World Wind Energy Association, global wind power will reach 500 GW by the end of 2016. Africa is a continent that possesses huge under-utilized wind potentials. Some African countries, e.g., Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia and South Africa, have already adopted wind as an alternative power generation source in their energy mix.

Commercial Contract Dispute: Preparing Settlement Agreement



In most cases, the dispute clause in the commercial contract sets out the requirement for the contracting parties to resolve the dispute within a certain period before having the conflict settled by a court or arbitration. It is prudent to record the terms of the agreement in writing to obtain both certainty and finality. The concept of settling a dispute is straightforward, but the task of documenting a settlement can be complex. This article sets out a checklist to bear in mind when drafting a settlement agreement.

The Urgency of Establishing a Land Bank as a Special Legal Entity



The government is currently discussing a presidential regulation that regulates the operations of the Land Banking Agency, which is regulated by GR 64/2021. This regulation is one of the technical regulations for the Land Banking Agency that the government formed last February through Government Regulation No. 64 of 2021 concerning the Land Banking Agency ("GR 64/2021"). The establishment of this institution is mandated by Law No. 11 of 2020 concerning Job Creation. GR 64/2021 was stipulated by President Joko Widodo...

Social, Economic and Political Implications of Nuclear Power Plant in Bangladesh



Whether a global nuclear renaissance will usher or sustain, the affair hinges on a myriad of the socio-political and economic factors. In one hand, the consistent rise in the prices of oil, coal, fossil fuels and on the other, the lack of natural gas reserves has indicated the struggle of Bangladesh for energy demand, which is eventually going to persist in future.

Land Banking as An Alternative to Land Management



The urgency of implementing land management is triggered by the continued increase in the world's population, thus the land that is static in nature must be able to provide the basic needs of its inhabitants. Responding to the world population explosion, many European, American, African and Asian countries are implementing land banking as land management. Land banking as an alternative to land management currently being implemented in many countries is not a new thing.

Social Interactive Media Tools and Knowledge Sharing: A Case Study



Social Media Tools (SMT) have provided new opportunities for libraries and librarians in the world. In academic libraries, we can use of them as a powerful tool for communication. This study is to determine the use of the social interactive media tools [Social Networking Tools (SNT), Social Bookmarking Tools (SBT), Image or Video Sharing Tools (IVShT), and Mashup Tools (MT)] in disseminating knowledge and information among librarians in the Limerick University, Ireland. Methodology: The study was a descriptive survey.

Revision of The Power Plant Regulation in Indonesia



On 17th June 2021, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources enacted the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Regulation No. 12 of 2021 regarding Classification, Qualification and Certification of Electricity Support Services (MR 12 2021) which revoked the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Regulation No. 38 of 2018 regarding Electricity Accreditation and Certification Procedures (MR 38 2018). This regulation revised many stipulations from the previous regulation, both minor and major, and we've compiled several noteworthy provisions.

Legal and Regulatory Development of Nuclear Energy in Bangladesh



The adequacy of legal and regulatory framework relating to nuclear energy in Bangladesh has sparked many questions since the government took the formal decision to establish a nuclear power plant (NPP) at Rooppur. Consequently, the government has taken some measures to make a comprehensive and robust framework to ensure safe and secure nuclear energy production in the country.

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