Govt. approves 200KW nuclear power plant construction
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta â€“ 28/11/2011
Indonesia government has approved the construction of a 200 kilowatt nuclear power plant to meet the rising energy demand.
“I have approved the nuclear power plant construction,” State Enterprise Minister (BUMN) Dahlan Iskan said on Monday as quoted by Antara news agency.
Dahlan said the nuclear power plant in Indonesia had stirred up a lot of controversy, but it could proceed, citing that the latest radiation leak at Japanese nuclear plant Fukushima had not claimed any lives.
“I have met many Japanese people, so I immediately agreed once a businessman asked permission to build a [nuclear] power plant,” he said.
He added that the government also had approved the 2 MW nuclear power plant construction next phase.