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Jakarta Post

PLN has problems with Chinese machinery

Jakarta   /   Wed, April 11 2012   /  09:34 am

State power company PT PLN has blamed difficulties in acquiring land, time-consuming loan disbursement and technical problems in imported machinery for the delayed completion of several coal-fired power plants within the first phase of the 10,000 megawatts (MW) fast-track program.

PLN construction director Nasri Sebayang said that as a result, the company has come under fire for requesting additional subsidies from the House of Representatives since the delay caused soaring consumption of oil-based fuels beyond the previous estimates.

“Land acquisition has long been among the major problems in our projects. For the fast-track program, we even have several projects where the locations have to be cancelled due to land problems,” he said during a press conference at his office in Jakarta on Tuesday.

Several projects that still faced land-acquisition problems were p...