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Friday, October 29, 2010

Indonesian Government Eyeing Bangka Island for 2 Nuclear Power Plants

Jakarta. The National Nuclear Energy Agency on Thursday said it was looking for locations on Bangka Island to build two large nuclear power plants worth Rp 54 trillion ($6 billion).

Hudi Hastowo, the chief of the agency also known as Batan, said the agency had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Bangka-Belitung provincial government on Tuesday regarding plans to build the nuclear plants on Bangka.

“We are doing the survey, but I have not yet received the results,” he said.

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