Biggest power project goes on despite protests

The construction of the country’s largest coal-fired power plant in Batang, Central Java will continue as originally scheduled despite strong protests from locals and environmental groups, a senior government official said.

Luky Eko Wuryanto, deputy for infrastructure and regional planning at the office of the coordinating economic minister, said in Jakarta on Friday that the government would do everything it could to ensure that the construction of the PLTU Batang power plant runs smoothly.

He said that the controversy and protests staged by locals and environmental groups were basically misleading.

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Posted May 12, 2013 by repit in News

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