PLN operates Bengkayang steam power plant

Pontianak, W Kalimantan, (ANTARA News) - State-owned electricity company PLN for Singkawang area started to operate a steam power plant (PLTU) located in TanjungGundul, Sungai Raya Kepulauan sub-district, Bengkayang district, West Kalimantan province.

Kalimantan Regional Business Director MachnizonMasri said the operation of several projects in Kalimantan aimed to improve power supplies during the holy month of Ramadhan and Eid Al-Fitr.

"Once we have successfully connected the transmission network interconnection in the provinces of South Kalimantan and East Kalimantan. Now, PLN operates one more PLTU in West Kalimantan," he said on Tuesday.

Bengkayang power plant was included in the governments second fast track program and its development has started in July 2013 with a total investment value of more than Rp1.3 trillion.

"Thank God, we can realize our vision to make Kalimantan brights in Ramadhan," he said.

The operation of the Bengkayang PLTU is planned to add 50 Mega-Watt power supply to Equator System.

On the same occasion, Singkawang Mayor Tjhai Chui Mie appreciated the PLNs efforts to meet the electricity needs, especially in Singkawang.

"As a developing business city, we invite many investors to invest here," he said.

He was optimistic that the availability of electricity would also encourage the growth of investment in the area.

Source: Antara News