Friday, August 26, 2016

Indonesia: Local Governor Wants to Help Geothermal Energy Project

Aceh governor eyes geothermal project in Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem (

Aceh province’s chief has asked Jakarta to rezone part of Mount Leuser National Park so that a Turkish company can develop the area.

Aceh Governor Zaini Abdullah has written to the Environment and Forestry Ministry in Jakarta, asking for part of the core zone of Mount Leuser National Park to be rezoned for geothermal development.

The plan is for Turkish company PT Hitay Panas Energy to explore the area for geothermal resources. Hitay intends to invest billions of dollars in geothermal projects across Indonesia.