Indonesia to build nuclear power plant in 2010
The Indonesian government will begin the construction of a nuclear power
plant in 2010 or 2011 as part of the country's energy diversification program, a
senior official said today.
"Accordingly, the tender for the nuclear power
plant construction should take place in 2008," Minister of Research and
Technology Koesmayanto Kadiman was quoted by the country's leading news website
Detikcom as saying.
"To materialize this project, the government has
established cooperation with countries that own nuclear reactors, such as the
United States, South Korea, Japan and Germany."
The nuclear power plant is
expected to begin operations in 2016- 17, he said in a hearing with legislators
in Jakarta .