Indonesia ambitious power expansion goals to fall short -industry

Indonesia will achieve just under half of the President’s ambitious plan to build more than 35 gigawatts of new power stations by 2019, an industry group said on Wednesday.

President Joko Widodo, who came to power just over a year ago, launched a programme to construct nearly 300 power plants in an effort to resolve endemic electricity shortages and increase economic growth.

The country’s notorious bureaucracy and slow tender process is holding up progress, Ali Herman Ibrahim, chairman of the Indonesia Independent Power Producers Association told Reuters, adding that 16.7 GW would be achieved by 2019.

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Posted November 20, 2015 by repit in News

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