Indonesia to build hydropower plant at old Jatigede dam project
The government of Indonesia will build a 110-megawatt hydropower plant as it revives the Jatigede dam project in West Java.
The project was stalled in the 1980s due to unresolved social problems.
Coordinating Economic Minister Hatta Rajasa said in Jakarta on Tuesday that in order for the project to be completed, the government needed to resolve the social issues surrounding compensation on land acquired from local households.
“The completion of the Jatigede dam is crucial. It will be the second-largest dam after the Jatiluhur dam. It has been planned since 1963 and its design was completed in 1980,” Hatta said.