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Govt looks to universities for advice on infrastructure development

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung   /   Mon, April 29, 2019   /  08:25 am
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With infrastructure development crucial to the country’s achievement of its economic growth targets, a senior minister has called on universities across the country to contribute ideas on engineering and financing. Given the necessity of infrastructure development, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said the government was now focused on ensuring sustainable development by looking for solutions to the problems that could occur during construction. “I hope this [meeting] will increase the interest of scholars from universities across Indonesia to get involved in the planning and evaluation of infrastructure development,” Sri Mulyani said in her keynote address at the Infrastructure Summit 2019 at Padjajaran University in Bandung, West Java, on Friday. The minister said she hoped the meeting would encourage the network of academics from 31 universit...