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Jakarta plans to build biggest port in Southeast Asia

  • Agnes Anya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 19 2016   /  08:42 am

Jakarta has teamed up with the Netherlands to build what an official says will be the largest integrated seaport in Southeast Asia.

Both parties are now conducting a feasibility study to assess how much the port, which is part of the controversial Jakarta Bay reclamation project, will be beneficial for the country and particularly for the city.

“We have met with officials from the Dutch government and embassy. The point is that we will receive a grant from them to conduct a feasibility study for the Port of Jakarta,” said Jakarta Development Planning Board (Bappeda) head Tuty Kusumawati recently.

A meeting between representatives of both parties was held last week to discuss the scope of the study, Tuty said.

In the meeting, the city’s officials asked the Dutch authorities to provide them with a business plan and issue recommendations on which industr...