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  • SUPPORT: A number of South Tapanuli residents asked the Medan Administrative Court to reject Forum for the Environment's lawsuit and ask the Chinese Consul General to ignore the campaign launched by it and hope that the Batang Toru Hydro Electric Power Plant (HEPP) will continue.

    MEDAN - A number of foreign institutions expressed various provocations in an effort to inhibit the construction of the Batang Toru Hydro Electric Power Plant (HEPP), South Tapanuli. The community was asked to ignore the provocation, and to focus on the fact that North Sumatra's interests were related to that energy.

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  • MEDAN, KOMPAS.com - The judges of the Medan State Administrative Court (PTUN) chaired by Jimmy Claus Pardede decided to reject all claims filed by the North Sumatra Indonesian Environmental NGOs Forum (WALHI). According to the judge, this decision was based on evidence and statements of witnesses at the trial.

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  • REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, MEDAN - Batangtoru area in South Tapanuli, North Sumatra, is an earthquake zone area. This makes infrastructure development in the area still refers to earthquake risk mitigation.

    Geologist of Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) Prof. T Abdullah Sanny said, the earthquake zone in the Batangtoru area does not mean there should be no infrastructure development. According to Abdullah, development can work as long as it has a comprehensive research study. The results of these studies serve as guidelines for determining the infrastructure model to build. This step aims to mitigate the risk of seismicity.

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  • REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA - The results of continuous monitoring by the Directorate General of Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation (KSDAE) team of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) show that the construction of the Batang Toru Hydro Electric Power Plant (HEPP) in South Tapanuli, North Sumatra, is still safe for orangutans. The government is optimistic that development activities are in accordance with regulations and are environmentally friendly because when operating the Batang Toru Hydro Electric Power Plant (HEPP) requires sustainable and proorangutan forests for the continuity of their raw water supply.

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  • REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA - The manager of the Batangtoru hydropower project, PT North Sumatra Hydro Energy (NSHE), claimed that the hydropower plant (HEPP) construction project did not disturb the orangutan habitat of Tapanuli (Pongo tapanuliensis). The reason is that the government, covering an area of 163 thousand hectares, only limited to 122 hectares out of the total area permits the project area under the project management.

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