Central Java Villagers Take Power Plant Fight to Japan

Two residents of the Central Java district of Batang are in Japan to outline their community’s opposition to a $4 billion coal-fired power station poised for construction and funded by a consortium of Japanese banks and energy companies.

Greenpeace Indonesia said in a statement that Roidi and Taryun were delegated by residents of the villages of Karanggeneng and Ponowareng to meet with officials from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, the key financier for what is planned to be Southeast Asia’s largest coal-fired power plant.

Together with Greenpeace Indonesia’s climate and energy campaigner, Arif Fiyanto, and Wahyu Nandang, of the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (LBH), Roidi and Taryun will also speak out against the project at Japan’s Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. They also plan to visit the two major Japanese companies involved in the Batang coal-fired power plant project.

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Posted September 12, 2014 by repit in News

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