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Jokowi Inaugurates New Power Plants in North Sulawesi, South Sumatra

BY :TABITA DIELA

DECEMBER 27, 2016

Jakarta. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inaugurated two new units at a geothermal power station in Minahasa, North Sulawesi, on Tuesday (27/12), while also remotely inaugurating an additional unit at a power plant in Lampung, South Sumatra.

"There are 2,750 local workers who finally get jobs at Lahendong power station's units five and six, and at Ulubelu power station's unit three 3," Jokowi said, as quoted by Antaranews.com.

The president was accompanied by the first lady, Iriana, and several ministers, including Energy and Natural Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan, State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno and Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono.

Pertamina Geothermal Energy, a subsidiary of state-controlled energy company Pertamina, spent a total of $532 million on the additional units at Lahendong and Ulubelu power plants.

The two new 20-megawatt units at the Lahendong power plant will provide an additional 240,000 households in Minahasa with electricity, while the 55-megawatt unit at the Ulubelu power plant will supply an additional 440,000 households in Lampung.

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