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Jakarta Post

315 construction firms join infrastructure expo

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 8, 2017   /   07:06 pm
315 construction firms join infrastructure expo National Development Planning Minister/National Development Planning Board (Bappenas) head Bambang Brodjonegoro (center) hits the drum to open the Indonesia Infrastructure Week (IIW) 2017 expo at the Jakarta Convention Center Wednesday. ( Hastyadi Widiartanto)

The Indonesia Infrastructure Week (IIW) 2017 expo organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) and the Public Works and Housing Ministry will see 315 companies present their products and services this year.

Kadin chairman Rosan P. Roeslani called on the government to strengthen cooperation between private companies and state-owned enterprises in developing infrastructure across the country.

“We expect synergy between the government, state-owned enterprises and private companies to help smoothen the process of infrastructure construction,” Rosan said on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of IIW 2017 at the Jakarta Convention Center, as reported by

It presents number of infrastructure projects as well as information about investing in Indonesia.

The National Development Planning Minister and head of the National Development Planning Agency (Bapennas), Bambang Brodjonegoro, explained that the event aimed to showcase projects currently in the construction phase as well as those planned for the future.

“Infrastructure projects are for the future of this country, not only for current needs,” said Bambang when opening the event.

Apart from displaying the infrastructure projects, the organizers of the IIW 2017 also plan to hold a number of events, including seminars and conferences on issues like investment, transportation and connectivity infrastructure and industrial development in Indonesia. (bbn)