Putin interested in developing Indonesia’s civic nuclear industry and new capital city

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President Joko Widodo with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin, Moscow, Thursday (30/6). (Foto: BPMI Setpres/Laily Rachev)
President Joko Widodo with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin, Moscow, Thursday (30/6). (Foto: BPMI Setpres/Laily Rachev)

Jakarta, IO – Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his interest to develop civic nuclear industry in Indonesia and help build the new administrative capital Nusantara in East Kalimantan. This was conveyed at a speech welcoming President Joko Widodo at the Kremlin, Moscow, Thursday (30/6).

“Many of our companies, including energy companies, operate in Indonesia. There is great interest in developing the national nuclear power industry,” CNN Indonesia reported Putin as saying, Friday (1/7).

According to him, with unique experience, competence and unmatched technology, Rosatom State Corporation (Russian nuclear watchdog agency) is willing to take part in joint projects, including those related to the non-power nuclear applications, for example in medicine and agriculture.

“Next there is the potential for business cooperation in developing transportation and logistics infrastructure. For example, Russian Railways can play a role in implementing Indonesia’s large-scale initiative to move the nation’s capital to the island of Kalimantan,” Putin explained.

Finally, Putin also promised to meet Indonesia’s needs for nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium fertilizers as well as raw materials for other production.

“We only intend to continue to fulfill, in good faith, all of our contractual obligations for the supply of food, fertilizers, energy resources and other essential goods. In this context, we consider it important to restore sanction-hit supply chains,” said Putin. (rr)