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September 19, 2023

Report: ‘Green' Borneo industrial park will be powered by coal

  • The development could be one of the world's biggest industrial zones.
    Associated Press

    JAKARTA, Indonesia — A vast industrial park being built on the tropical island of Borneo that has attracted billions of dollars in foreign and domestic investment is damaging the environment in an area where endangered animals live and migrate.

    The showcase Indonesian project also initially will be partly powered by coal, according to an environmental impact assessment ordered by one of its developers and reviewed by The Associated Press, but not yet made available to the public.

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