JAKARTA, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) — Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla said Tuesday that the government had planned to construct power plants with total capacity of 25,000 MW next year to meet the rising energy demand.
The plants will be constructed across the vast archipelago country, Kalla said but did not elaborate further.
“We will build (power plants) with capacity 25,000 Megawatt next year,” he said.
Indonesia, the biggest economy in Southeast Asia, witnesses about 9 percent growth in electricity demand annually amid accelerated economic growth.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo hopes that the country’s economy will grow by 7 percent within three years from this year’ s expectation of 5.2 to 5.3 percent.