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Russia offers RI help on nuclear power

  • Zamzam Aden

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 9 2011   /  11:37 am

Russia has said it was ready to provide Indonesia with assistance to build its own nuclear power plant.

Russian Ambassador to Indonesia Alexander Ivanov said in a press conference Tuesday that the possibility of building a nuclear plant in Indonesia was one of many issues Russia was willing to discuss in the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) later this year.

He said developing renewable energy cooperation with Indonesia was part of a new mechanism of Russia-ASEAN relations in Asia.

“We signed a deal with Vietnam to build a [nuclear power plant], and last year we made a presentation on nuclear power in Indonesia to the energy [and mineral resources] minister. But we think it’s up to the Indonesian government to [decide on] building the atomic power plant,” Ivanov said.

The Indonesian government has floated the idea to building a nuclear power plant to boost the ...