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At least 50 major infrastructure projects to be completed this year

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, January 15, 2020   /  03:38 pm
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Smooth ride: An MRT train pulls into ASEAN Station in South Jakarta on April 1, 2019. The long-awaited public railway network is among the infrastructure projects developed with foreign debt.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

As many as 52 national strategic projects in the form of toll roads, sea ports and special economic zones are scheduled for completion this year as part of the government’s mid-term infrastructure development program, a senior government official has said. The head of the implementation team of the Committee for the Acceleration of Priority Infrastructure Delivery (KPPIP), Wahyu Utomo, said that during the first quarter of this year several key projects, including the 37.62-kilometer Pandaan-Malang toll road in East Java, the special economic zone at Maloy’s sea port in East Kalimantan, the Wilmar Industrial Zone in Serang Banten and a water system in Umbulan in East Java would be finished and begin operations. He said these projects were carried over from the infrastructure development program because they could not be finished on schedule because of a number of factor...