Indonesia-Malaysia to Collaborate on EV Battery Factory Development
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia will sign an MoU with Malaysia to develop an electric car battery factory at Samalaju Industrial Park using a hydropower plant from a dam in Bakun, Sarawak, Malaysia. The information was relayed by the Indonesian Consul at Kuching Sigit Witjaksono during a diplomatic reception.
Sigit explained that Indonesia has a decades-long cooperation with Sarawak on hydropower plants. During this period, West Kalimantan purchased power supplies from Sarawak.
Additionally, he said, educational support from the Sarawak government toward children of Indonesian migrant workers allows them to grow and realize the vision of both countries' leaders.
"We are constantly pushing for a mutually beneficial ecosystem between PMI, companies, and regulators of Indonesia and Sarawak," Sigist said as quoted by Tempo.co from Antara today.
Meanwhile, last May, President Jokowi and Premier Sarawak conducted a groundbreaking for the hydropower plant project in North Kalimantan with a 1,378 MW capacity, with Sarawak's contribution at 25% of the total value.
Leaders of Indonesia and Malaysia, Sigit said, could only realize each of its government's missions supported by advanced technology and human resources.
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