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Jakarta Post

Construction of power plant resumes after forced halt

  • The Jakarta Post

Medan, Balikpapan, Mataram   /   Thu, November 19 2009   /  01:09 pm

Construction on the 400-megawatt Tanjung Pasir steam-power plant in Langkat regency, North Sumatra, has resumed after being halted by the regency administration for 25 days due to the lack of required permits. Construction on the Rp 4 trillion (US$425 million) project recommenced at 11:30 a.m. local time Wednesday after officers from the Langkat regency administration removed the seal. Langkat Regent Ngogesa Sitepu said his office had issued a permit for the construction to resume after power station officials had shown good faith by applying for the required permits. The administration had not intended to hamper construction work if procedures had been followed, he added. "We will support the national project. Hopefully, it will help address the poor power supply in North Sumatra," he said. The power plant, located on a 105-hectare plot of land, is a joint-ventu...