"We have met the Kubu Raya administration to talk about the construction plan of the Kalbar II steam power plant in Kubu Raya," Head of PT Indonesia Power's construction division Ari said here, Sunday.
The company hoped the administration and the local people, especially those who live near the construction site, would support the plan.
"We have delivered a presentation on the development plan of steam power plant to the secretary of the Kubu Raya administration. We hope we get a full support from the administration and people for our efforts to fulfill the electricity need in West Kalimantan, especially in Kubu Raya and Pontiakan city," Ari said.
He hoped that the expected steam power plant could increase the electrification ratio in West Kalimantan, especially in Kubu Raya and Pontianak.
In addition, the West Kalimantan steam power plant is expected to reduce the electricity production cost as it is generated with charcoal.
"We are expecting support from the administration and people in order to make the development plan a success, and hope that the plant will start operation by 2023," Ari said.
Meanwhile, a Kubu Raya official, Yusran Anizam, said the administration supports the construction of the West Kalimantan steam power plant in Kubu Raya.
The administration will make an adjustment regarding the spatial management in the area.
"Thank God. We fully support the West Kalimantan steam power plant construction plan in Kubu Raya. After making a survey in a number of points, Bintan Mas village in Rasau Jaya sub district is finally selected as the location project. We will study the results of the survey and make an adjustment to make it fit the Kubu Raya's spatial management," Yusran said.