Visit PLTU Sumsel 8, Plt. Regent Pushes Muara Enim to Become Electrification Priority
Muara Enim JurnalJadinews.com Muara Enim Regent, Ahmad Usmarwi Kaffah, S.H., LL.M., LL.M., Ph.D., paid a working visit to PT Huadian Bukit Asam Power (PT HBAP) or PLTU Sumsel 8 in Tanjung Village Lalang, Tanjung Agung District, Thursday (04/05). During the visit, Plt. The Regent accompanied by the Regional Secretary, Ir. Yulius, M.Sc., OPD along with Forkopimda representatives who were welcomed by the President Director of PT HBAP, Gu Quicheng and the Site Manager of PT. HBAP, Gusti Anggara asked for support so that Muara Enim Regency gets electrification priority scale.
In his statement, Plt. The Regent praised the Sumsel 8 PLTU project, whose construction progress has reached 97 percent. He is optimistic that when it becomes operational, PLTU Sumsel 8, which will produce electricity with a capacity of 2×620 megawatts, will become the best and largest power plant on the island of Sumatra, while still prioritizing environmental sustainability. However, Plt. The Regent encouraged the Sumsel 8 PLTU to give electrification priority to Muara Enim Regency in order to meet the electricity needs in the Bumi Serasan Sekundang region.
The Acting Regent emphasized that Pemkab. Muara Enim will always provide support to investors including PT. HBAP to grow investment and industry in Muara Enim Regency. For that, Plt. The Regent also emphasized that PT. HBAP also prioritizes the use of local workers to reduce unemployment in Muara Enim Regency. Finally, he reminded PT. HBAP and other companies that employ foreign workers (TKA) must always comply with paying the Compensation Fund for the Use of Foreign Workers (DKPTKA) in accordance with the Muara Enim Regency Regional Regulation No. 6 of 2022 concerning levies for the use of foreign workers. (Word)