Chinese irm eager to invest more in Indonesian energy sector

Buleleng, Bali (ANTARA News) - China Huadian Engineering Co Ltd. is eager to raise its investment in the energy sector in Indonesia, particularly in the development of power plants, the president of the firm, Sun Qingsong, said.

"We positively welcome the program. We have studied it. Hopefully, we can invest in this project," he stated here on Tuesday, referring to the Indonesian governments plan to build power plants with a combined capacity of 35,000 megawatts.

Sun added that the company will offer to develop power plants with the best technology.

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo spoke about foreign investment needed to build power plants with a combined capacity of 35,000 megawatts, when he visited China some time ago, he pointed out.

"Huadian received information to participate in this 35,000-megawatt power plant project," he noted.

So far, China Huadian Engineering Co Ltd. has built a number of power plants in Indonesia, including a thermal power plant in Buleleng district in Bali.

Moreover, Economic and Business Attach of the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia Counselor Wang Liping affirmed that Indonesia and China will continue to enhance cooperation in the procurement of electrical energy.

"In the future, cooperation between China and Indonesia in the energy sector will continue to be improved. The Chinese company will expand its business abroad, including in the electricity sector," he noted.

At the high-level economic meeting held in January, both countries agreed to optimize power plants with a capacity of 10,000 megawatts, according to Wang.(*)