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Jakarta Post

Bad infrastructure blamed for slow growth

  • Rana Akbari Fitriawan

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, February 20 2010   /  12:51 pm

Lack of sufficient infrastructure has been blamed for slow investment growth and development in the southern parts of West Java. A number of businesspeople have acquired land in the region for tourism and industry purposes, but poor infrastructure facilities such as damaged roads and lack of an electricity network, remain growth obstacles. "It's a pity because the province's southern region has big business potential in agribusinesses and tourism," Agung Suryamal Sutisno, chairman of the provincial chapter of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) said Thursday. He expressed hope that both the central government and local provincial and regency administrations would be serious in developing the infrastructure to help accelerate investment in the region. In a separate occasion, Governor Ahmad Heryawan conceded the minimum infrastructure facilities in the region a...