Indonesia says it could have an underground nuclear power plant in 10 years

To cope with the fast-growing demand for power supply in the country, Indonesia is considering plans of having an underground nuclear power plant within 10 years.

With a population of 250 million people spread across a sprawling archipelago, reliable power supply is still a problem for the world’s fourth most populous country.

But the idea of nuclear power in a country that is subject to frequent earthquakes has been mooted for decades and anti-nuclear protests have been staged in the past, with strong opposition coming from environmentalists.