updated Wed. August 17, 2022
April 29, 2018
This year's Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang will be worth IDR 45.1 trillion (ÃâÃÂ£2.3 billion/$3.2 billion/€2.6 billion) to the economy in Indonesia, a new survey ... The Palembang light rail transit is among the infrastructure projects for the Asian Games contributing to the indonesian economy, the country'sÃâÃÂ ...
April 29, 2018
JAKARTA, NNC - Tourism Minister Arief Yahya welcomed the plan of the Indonesia Eximbank (LPEI) to participate in financing basic infrastructure for the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Tourism through the National Interest Account (NIA) expected to commence in the first half of 2018. Minister Arief YahyaÃâÃÂ ...
April 28, 2018
Many of Jakarta's infrastructure issues stem from a failure to implement urban planning and design strategies following independence. ... The project's first phase ought to be completed in 2019, and will link Lebak Bulus in the south-west to the Hotel Indonesia Roundabout in the city centre. The MRT isÃâÃÂ ...
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
April 26, 2018
... in 2014, becoming the first person to attain the Indonesian presidency in the democratic era who did not hail from Indonesia's political elite. Jokowi has presided over decent growth and some initial upgrades of Indonesia's decaying infrastructure, and he has boosted funding for health care and education.
April 17, 2018
Bedevilled by lack of progress, 14 major infrastructure schemes will be dropped by the government of Indonesia if they don't pass certain tests next year. ... Infrastructure improvement is one of the president's main economic policy platforms as the Indonesian economy wrestles with logistical pinch points.
The Straits Times
April 12, 2018
The locations suggest that the projects are related to Indonesia's offering made at a global meeting on China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative last year. At the international summit, Chinese President Xi Jinping had invited leaders of 28 countries, including Indonesia, to discuss the OBOR initiative,ÃâÃÂ ...
April 10, 2018
"I've learned that contractors deliberately omit several SOPs to lower the costs, because infrastructure projects are normally very expensive ... For example in Waskita's Becakayu accident, I'm sure the company didn't hire a qualified supervisor, which was a fatal error," said the consultant who is currently working with theÃâÃÂ ...
March 14, 2018
"In addition to enhancement of bilateral ties between Indonesia and Afghanistan, the firm would benefit from the infrastructure construction project in Afghanistan," Wika`s President Director Bintang Perbowo ... The delegation was accompanied by Indonesian Ambassador to Afghanistan Arief Rachman MD.
March 13, 2018
JAKARTA, March 12 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday pledged the nation's commitment to continued cooperation with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The pledge was conveyed by the president in his meeting with the delegation of AIIB senior officials in BogorÃâÃÂ ...
Global Risk Insights
March 6, 2018
President Jokowi's desire to secure his infrastructure vision before next year's election holds risks for Indonesia as well as his own candidacy. Doubts are growing over Indonesian President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo's infrastructure vision, following a spate of construction-related accidents on elevated toll roadsÃâÃÂ ...
February 25, 2018
Indonesian President Joko Widodo is facing a major setback after suspending construction of elevated toll roads and railway tracks following a string of recent construction accidents. My personal experience of visiting Indonesia, mainly in traffic-clogged Jakarta, is that Southeast Asia's largest economy is inÃâÃÂ ...
Nikkei Asian Review
February 17, 2018
JAKARTA -- A string of accidents is threatening to undermine Indonesian President Joko Widodo's signature infrastructure development drive. Though the causes remain unclear, the president's political rivals have seized on the problems ahead of local and presidential elections, blasting the administrationÃâÃÂ ...
Asia Pacific Report
February 14, 2018
A recent string of accidents in major construction projects in Indonesia has raised concerns of lax safety standards as President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo pushes on with his ambitious ... According to him, the Indonesian government should put contractors through a strict pre-qualification or pre-screening test.
Global Indonesian Voices (GIVnews.com)
December 31, 1999
Jakarta, GIVnews.com – The Palembang Light Rail Transit (LRT) project represents a new non-Java centric infrastructure development in Indonesia. ... One of which is congestion, which is reflected by the increasing traffic on the roads, which has been observed in big Indonesian cities such as Jakarta.