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Japan shows interest in Patimban seaport partnership

  • Eisya A. Eloksari

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, January 11, 2021   /  03:20 pm
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President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo (center) delivers his remarks during the inauguration of Patimban seaport in West Java on Dec. 20, 2020 in this screen grab from the Presidential Secretariat YouTube channel.(Courtesy of Presidential Secretariat YouTube account/-)

Japan has expressed interest in having one of its consortiums join Indonesia in operating the newly inaugurated Patimban seaport in West Java, following the recent appointment of a local operator, a representative of the Japanese Embassy in Indonesia has said.   The Minister of Economic Affairs at the Japanese Embassy, Tadayuki Miyashita, said that an operation partnership between Indonesia and Japan could boost the efficiency of the seaport management. “We are looking forward to seeing a Japanese consortium join the Indonesian consortium to form a partnership as an Indonesia-Japan joint operator, as agreed by the Indonesian President and Japanese prime minister,” he said during his keynote speech at the Patimban port public expose on Jan. 7, likely referring to earlier talks between President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and ...