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Jakarta Post

Independent committee set up to monitor Kalibaru Port

  • Nurfika Osman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, March 7 2013   /  01:08 pm

To monitor the construction and operation of Kalibaru Port, or New Priok, touted to be the country’s largest industrial port, the state-owned port company Pelindo II and the Vice Presidential Office have setup a supervisory committee.

The committee consists of several prominent figures including former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Erry Riyana Hardjapamekas, economist Faisal Basri, Independent Research and Advisory Indonesia (IRAI) founder Lin Che Wei, Transparency International Indonesia (TII) secretary-general Natalia Soebagjo and capital market expert Ahmad Fikri Assegaf.

Erry Riyana will head the committee.

“We need independent and credible people to monitor Kalibaru and ensure every process of the port development is in accordance with good corporate governance,” said Richard Joost Lino, president director of Pelindo II, the Indo...