Forest Means Light
Damianus Tony claims he can now sleep better. Electricity has entered his home in Lanjau hamlet, Batu Riam village in Sintang, West Kalimantan. “I sleep better now.
THERE is also a television, which means entertainment,” said the 29-year-old man when we spoke to him at the Tamang Bersinar Micro Hydro Power Plant (PLTMH) in the Lanjau hamlet forest area at the end of June.
The Tamang Bersinar PLTMH management secretary remembers well how overjoyed he and his neighbors were when electricity entered his village. “Around 1-2 months later, some bought flat screen televisions,” he said, smi...