JAKARTA - Indonesia and South Korea are considering building a $200 million nuclear power plant on Madura island off the coast of East Java. Indonesian Research and Technology Minister Hatta Rajasa says South Korea is very enthusiastic about the project. Mr Rajasa is quoted in local media as saying South Korea is willing to bear the entire cost.
Mr Rajasa, speaking after installing the new head of the Nuclear Energy Supervisory Agency, says the planned nuclear plant would have a capacity of 200 megawatts. The minister says the plant should come into operation in 2015 if the government decides to go ahead with the project.