Japanese investor to build bio gas power plant in Mukumuko

Mukomuko, Bengkulu (ANTARA News) - A Japanese investor plans to build a bio gas power plant (PLTG) utilizing nutshell of oil palm fruits for fuel in Mukomuko District, Bengkulu.

"Currently the investor is waiting for the license from the district administration," a member of the district legislative Assembly (DPRD) Zulfahni said here on Monday.

Zulfahni said the investor already prepared land where the facility would be built in the sub-district of Ipuh.

The power plant will have a power generating capacity of five to 10 megawatts.

"The power plant with that capacity would be able to meet power requirement in this district," Zulfahni said.

He said the investor would cooperate with the national power utility PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) in providing electricity in this district.

The district administration would not be burdened with the cost of building the facility as the investor would finance the project, he said.

The investor offers a 25-year cooperation with the district administration and after the end of the contract, the facility would be wholly owned by the district administration.(*)