Japan plans to build 50-MW power plant in Papua

Japan plans to build 50-MW power plant in Papua

All the technicians will be from Indonesia, but they will be trained in Japan ..."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Japan Gas Corporation (JGC), a global engineering company headquartered in Yokohama, plans to build a 50-megawatt power plant in the Indonesian easternmost province of Papua, according to JGC President Director Tetsuo Fujita.

"We will gradually build a thousand-megawatt power plant. Our first step is to build a 50-megawatt one, which requires an investment of at least US$300 million," Fujita stated after meeting Vice President M. Jusuf Kalla here on Wednesday.

The thousand-megawatt power plant is part of Indonesias mega project to build power plants in the country, with a total generation capacity of 35 thousand megawatts.

"I hope we can build a thousand-megawatt project out of the required 35 thousand-megawatt generation capacity, with all the materials being sourced from Indonesia," according to JGC Director Emeritus Yoshihiro Shigehisa.

He noted that the power plant development plan will fully utilize Indonesias natural and human resources.

"All the technicians will be from Indonesia, but they will be trained in Japan for a one-year period and will then return to Indonesia. More than 700 technicians from Indonesia, who have been trained in Japan by JGC, can work very well," he remarked.

Sofjan Wanandi, a member of the vice presidents expert team for economy, explained that the 50-megawatt power plant will be built in Papua.

He pointed out that Sorong, Biak, Fakfak, Timika, Kaimana, Merauke, Sarmi, and Serui are among the 15 locations in Papua where the power plants will be built.
(Uu.O001/INE/KR-BSR/A014)

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