Kalla Pushes for Massive Electrical Infrastructure Development

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Vice President Jusuf Kalla said Indonesia’s industries still lack electrical energy, which was why the government will build power plants that can produce 35,000 MW in five years. 

    “Every year, a power plant with a capacity of 7,000 MW will be built,” said Kalla on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. 

    Kalla continued that electrical infrastructure development will be handled by the government and private companies. However, he added, there should regulations as to which power plant was allowed to be built by the government and which for private. “Tenders are not necessary,” said Kalla. 

    Regarding the budget, Kalla said the electrical infrastructure development would be synergized with the country’s financial ability. Kalla said the projects were also open to foreign investments. “I have received funds from Abu Dhabi,” he said.