Nuclear Politics

Southeast Asia / Indonesia Moving To Revive Nuclear Energy Plans, Say Reports

By David Dalton
16 March 2020

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Indonesia Moving To Revive Nuclear Energy Plans, Say Reports
Last year the Association of Southeast Asian Nations signed an agreement with the IAEA. Photo courtesy Gunawan Kartapranata/Wikipedia
Indonesia appears to be moving to revive dormant nuclear energy plans through recently-proposed regulatory changes, press reports in the Southeast Asian country said.

Indonesia’s so-called omnibus bill on job creation contains provisions intended to encourage private sector investment in nuclear energy. The bill, submitted to parliament in February, is subject to lawmakers' approval, with president Joko Widodo seeking to finalise deliberations in the next few months.

A draft of the bill says proposed changes to the 1997 law on nuclear energy are intended “to make it easier for the public, especially the private sector, to obtain business permits in the nuclear power sector”.

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