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Jakarta Post

Govt offering $53.4 billion PPP projects this year

  • Rangga D. Fadillah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 10 2011   /  08:00 am

The government will offer 79 projects worth a total of US$53.4 billion to investors this year under the public private partnership (PPP) plan to help accelerate infrastructure development, a senior official said.

National Development Planning Minister Armida Alisjahbana said the PPP plan was designed to attract the private sector to participate in the country’s infrastructure development projects.

“Infrastructure is among the most important elements in materializing our plan to accelerate economic growth,” she said in her opening remarks at the PPP Project Plan 2011 book launch at her office in Jakarta.

The book contains explanations of the 79 projects comprising 13 new ready-to-offer projects worth $27.52 billion, 21 priority projects worth $10.38 billion and 45 other projects worth $15.5 billion.

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