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Jakarta Post

More Chinese firms to invest in West Java

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung   /   Sat, July 21 2012   /  01:01 pm

The Chinese government has pledged to invest in industries — particularly energy, food processing and textiles — in West Java, to build a stronger partnership between the country and the province.

West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan said Chinese companies had already built power plants in Indramayu, Cirebon and Pelabuhan Ratu.

“This is part of the national project to produce 10,000 megawatts of electricity,” said Heryawan after a meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Indonesia Liu Jianchao at the Gedung Sate in Bandung, on Friday.

Sinohydro Corp, a state-owned Chinese corporation, has already taken part in the Jatigede Dam project. The dam, expected to produce at least 110 megawatts of electricity, is due to be completed by 2014.

During the meeting, Heryawan suggested a toll road linking Cileunyi, Sumedang and Dawuan.“They also want to contribute to th...