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Govt to push local content for power plant projects to 40%

In a bid to increase power supply, the government is to source components needed for the construction of 35,000-megawatt (MW) power plants from domestic manufacturers.

Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Indroyono Soesilo said the move would support the domestic manufacturing industry.

The minister said that local engineering and procurement companies (EPCs) had been given the green light to participate in the projects, whose investment was expected to reach more than Rp 1 quadrillion (US$79 billion).

“In an effort to increase local content, we have agreed to support the national industry as much as possible,”