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Jakarta Post

Accelerating infrastructure development

  • Mohammed Ali Berawi
    Mohammed Ali Berawi

    Associate professor of civil engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Indonesia (UI)

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 28, 2017   /  03:51 pm
Accelerating infrastructure development Prime zone: A worker checks infrastructure facilities in Janda Berhias Island in Batam, Riau Islands, on March 4. (Antara/MN Kanwa)

Infrastructure development is, arguably, one of the main drivers of economic growth. Infrastructure systems are the backbone of an economy, as they provide social, as well as economic, benefits to society. 

The development of modern infrastructure is thus a way to ensure a competitive advantage in a highly competitive global environment. 

Technological innovation must contribute to the development of new models of social, economic and environmental growth in order to make the system more sustainable for the public well-being.

A key measure of success for Public Private Partnerships (PPP) infrastructure development is the quality of a project’s feasibility as assessed through Value for Money (VfM). 

The PPP plays an important role in the success of infrastructure development by producing optimum benefits for ...

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official stance of The Jakarta Post.