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Jakarta Post

Ministry wants RI to have nuclear plant by 2024

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 27, 2015   /  06:46 pm

The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has recommended the construction of a nuclear power plant in Indonesia by 2024, an official says.

The head of the National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN), Djarot S. Wisnubroto, said that the government had launched a '€œGo Nuclear'€ program this year in a bid to meet the target.

'€œNormally, it takes seven to 10 years to build a nuclear power plant,'€ Djarot said, as quoted by Antara news agency on Thursday.

Djarot said that building a nuclear power plant took time to ensure the security of the plant.

He said that it would take three years for BATAN to survey and decide on a site for the construction of the nuclear power plant. In addition, the agency must also ensure the earthquake track record of the plant'€™s site for up to 1,000 years ahead, he added.

"So we will not play the game with security. If the plan for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Bangka Belitung is approved, it will be able to supply 5,000 megawatts of electricity," he said. (ika)


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