MOSCOW (TASS): The Indonesian delegation, which is now on a visit to Russia, intends to discuss with representatives of Rosatom the construction of a nuclear power plant on the island of Kalimantan. This was announced on Monday by Nono Samp-ono, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Represen-tatives of the Regions (Up-per House of Parliament) of Indonesia, at a meeting with Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.
Sampono noted that the Indonesian side has been negotiating with Russia on the construction of a nuclear power plant for several years. “We came here with good news. The Indonesian government has finally begun to seriously consider the possibility of building a nuclear power plant. We very much hope that this will be implemented in the near future,” he said. “As part of our visit to Moscow, we will hold a meeting with representatives of Rosatom and we will discuss the construction of a nuclear power plant on the island of Kalimantan in the province of West Kalimantan. “
The politician drew attention to the fact that there are islands not far from this province, where, in particular, there are deposits of aluminum and other ores important for the construction of a nuclear power plant. “We hope that this will be able to reduce the cost of our entire project. And we will be able to implement it in the near future,” he added.
He also expressed interest in the construction of floating nuclear power plants in the republic. “Indonesia is an island state and is extremely interested in the Russian project of floating nuclear power plants of about 100 MW. We very much hope that we will be able to discuss this with Rosatom,” the politician added.
Sampono noted that the republic’s authorities continue to promote the construction of a railway in Kalimantan, which is being carried out in cooperation with Russian Railways. “At the moment, the project is, one might say, in some stage of stagnation due to the fact that it is being reformatted.
Previously, this railway was intended exclusively for the transportation of goods, but now we are talking about reformatting it for passenger transportation, “the politician said.