Govt bans construction of diesel power plants

JAKARTA: The government will no longer allow the construction of diesel power plants in order to reduce fuel subsidies that have contributed to an ever-widening state budget deficit, Coordinating Economic Minister Hatta Rajasa has said.

In the future Indonesia should focus on the construction of geothermal, hydro, gas or coal-fired power plants to meet the surge in the electricity demand both from households and industry, Hatta said as reported by Antara news agency.

State-owned electricity company PT PLN has recently focused on the construction of gas- and coal-fired power plants to meet growing electricity needs.

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Posted May 17, 2012 by repit in News

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