5,000 MW Nuclear Power Plant Construction to Wait Jokowi's Permission

Annisa ayu artanti    •    Jumat, 12 Jun 2015 18:46 WIB
5,000 MW Nuclear Power Plant Construction to Wait Jokowi's Permission
Power plant (Photo: ANTARA)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: Development of the 5,000 Megawatt Nuclear Power Plant is awaiting President Joko Widodo's approval.
The Director of Various Renewable Energy from the Directorate General of Renewable Energy and Conservation (EBTKE) of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (ESDM), Maritje Hutapea stated that the directorate general had completed the white book of the Nuclear Power Plant development. The white book has been signed by ESDM Minister Sudirman Said, as it awaits the green light from President Joko Widodo.
"Everybody knows about Nuclear, we have compiled the white book of the 5,000 MW (power plant). We are waiting for the President's order, go or not go, when the President is 'go', our nuclear is ready," Maritje said at the EBTKE Directorate General's office, Jalan Cikini Raya Jakarta, Friday (6/12/2015).
Moreover, she added that the auction for the power plant development is to be conducted this year. Aside from the regional administrations, he confessed that several investors are interested.
"Currently, Kalimantan, Bangka, especially Java administrations have asked. There are many investors from Korea and Russia. I spent a month at Renewable Energy, I already have three investors," she said.
Meanwhile, even with the positive response, Maritje mentioned she is taking baby steps in developing nuclear energy.
"We don't want to rush, as the people is concerned about the safety, we have to be responsible," she concluded. (EPS)


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