An article by Oliver Ellerton, Investvine.
In Kalimantan, the Indonesian side of the island of Borneo, the abundance of coal, oil and gas in the Indonesian state of Kalimantan has fuelled a surge in investment and accompanying growth in the region. With companies both foreign and local established, or looking to set up in Kalimantan, provincial capitals such as Balikpapan and Pontianak have become the focal points for the rise in energy demand from China and Indonesia’s dash for growth and development. However, as has become the norm for contemporary ASEAN growth, the environment and local populations have become an afterthought with long term environmental degradation and human rights abuses common.
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