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Executive column: RI, a promising and steady market: Alstom

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, July 9 2012   /  08:58 am

Inadequate infrastructure remains one of the major problems in doing business in Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy. For France-based Alstom, a global company in the infrastructure market for power generation, power transmission and rail transport, such a situation could create opportunities for its future growth. Through its local subsidiary, PT Alstom Indonesia has found its ground in the domestic market with its business lines — power, grid and transport. Below are excerpts from The Jakarta Post’s Linda Yulisman’s interview with Edward Thiessen, the country president of Alstom Indonesia.

Question: How do you expect to grow your business in Indonesia in the next few years?

Answer: There is a lot of improvement going on the grid in Indonesia in all areas. So, that has become a very steady business of small projects and other larger ones. One of the areas ...