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Indonesian Power Plant gets the green light

08 Apr 2015

A project to build a $4 billion thermal power plant in Indonesia will begin at the end of April.

The project, which is funded by an Indonesia-Japan consortium, has been delayed for four years amid negotiations with local residents on land acquisition.

Located in Batang Regency of Central Java province, the 2,000 MW coal-fired power plant is estimated to supply electricity to 13 million people in the province.

The power plant will enable Indonesia to start fully building its economy, and in turn create jobs.

The plant has been promoted by a consortium formed by the Japanese government-linked Electric Power Development Co. and trading house, Itochu Corp.