1938 Alert: “Indonesia to have major nuclear plant by 2015,” from AFP, with thanks to all who sent this in:
Indonesia will have its first nuclear power plant on densely populated Java island by 2015, the country’s energy minister has said.
“We have the blueprint. We will start the construction in six or seven years,” Purnomo Yusgiantoro told AFP.
The power plant, to be built in East Java, will have the capacity of 1,000 megawatts in the first phase, with the cost estimated at $US8 billion ($10.35 billion), he said. The capacity will later be increased to 4,000 megawatts.
“We are open to any investors who are interested in developing this project,” he said.