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Development of RI’s biggest power plant stymied

  • Amahl S. Azwar

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 10 2013   /  11:24 am

The government has intensified its supervision of the construction of the country’s biggest power plant after the emergence of several obstacles related to land acquisition and legal action.

Coordinating Economic Minister Hatta Rajasa said on Wednesday that the government would form a team to help clear the logjams constraining the planned 2,000 -megawatt (MW) coal-fired Batang plant in Batang regency in Central Java.

“We are upbeat the team can help the local administrations to ensure that all land-acquisition issues and other problems are resolved by October,” said Hatta after holding a meeting to discuss the problem.

 Attending the meeting were Central Java Governor Bibit Waluyo, PT PLN president director Nur Pamudji and Deputy Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Rudi Rubiandini.

 The much-anticipated US$4 billion power plant project i...