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Govt readies to tout same infrastructure projects, again

  • Hans David Tampubolon and Nurfika Osman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 28 2012   /  07:00 am
MP3EI: A boat passes Bitung Port in North Sulawesi, which will be developed into a special economic zone (KEK). The government plans to build a number of special economic zones in the country as part of the Master Plan for the Acceleration and Expansion of the Indonesian Economy (MP3EI).(Antara/Fiqman Sunandar)(KEK). The government plans to build a number of special economic zones in the country as part of the Master Plan for the Acceleration and Expansion of the Indonesian Economy (MP3EI).(Antara/Fiqman Sunandar)

MP3EI: A boat passes Bitung Port in North Sulawesi, which will be developed into a special economic zone (KEK). The government plans to build a number of special economic zones in the country as part of the Master Plan for the Acceleration and Expansion of the Indonesian Economy (MP3EI).(Antara/Fiqman Sunandar)Despite unresolved problems that continue to deter investment in local infrastructure projects, the government is gearing up for another major pitch session.

Although several conferences over the past seven years have failed to result in the deals that are needed to drastically increase the nation’s infrastructure capacity, the government plans to hold the Indonesia International Infrastructure Conference and Exhibition at the Jakarta Convention Center from Aug. 28 to Aug. 30.

According to the Committee for the Expansion and Acceleration of Indonesian Economic Grow...