President Joko Widodo, right, and PT Kalimantan Industrial Park Indonesia consortium chief Garibaldi Thohir at last month’s groundbreaking ceremony in North Kalimantan. Photo: Twitter
President Joko Widodo, right, and PT Kalimantan Industrial Park Indonesia consortium chief Garibaldi Thohir at last month’s groundbreaking ceremony in North Kalimantan. Photo: Twitter
Indonesia

Indonesia’s huge China-backed ‘green’ industrial estate raises deforestation, environment fears

  • President Joko Widodo says the US$132 billion manufacturing hub being built in North Kalimantan represents a ‘leap in Indonesia’s economic transformation’
  • But activists fear the massive hydropower project being built to power it will cause deforestation, and destroy local villagers’ homes and livelihoods

Topic |   Indonesia
President Joko Widodo, right, and PT Kalimantan Industrial Park Indonesia consortium chief Garibaldi Thohir at last month’s groundbreaking ceremony in North Kalimantan. Photo: Twitter
President Joko Widodo, right, and PT Kalimantan Industrial Park Indonesia consortium chief Garibaldi Thohir at last month’s groundbreaking ceremony in North Kalimantan. Photo: Twitter
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