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Ministry opens early bidding on 1,900 projects

  • Mardika Parama

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 27 2020   /  01:00 am
An excavator loads a dump truck at the construction site of the Serang-Panimbang toll road in Pasarkeong, Lebak regency, Banten on Wednesday. The 83.7-kilometer toll road is 45 percent complete. The first section of the toll road spanning 26.5 km from Serang to Rangkasbitung will be opened in November. (Antara/Muhammad Bagus Khoirunas)

The Public Works and Housing Ministry is conducting an early bidding process for thousands of projects for next year, as it strives to ramp up state spending to support economic recovery and boost the construction industry, which has been affected by the health crisis. Public Works and Housing Ministry Construction Director General Trisasongko Widianto said on Tuesday that the ministry was already processing 1,900 infrastructure procurement packages out of 4,900 planned packages for 2021 through the electronic procurement system (SPSE). Trisasongko said the government had set a target of wrapping up the bidding process for 30 percent of the total projects by as early as January next year. “Hopefully, we can sign contracts for 30 percent of those packages,” he said during the opening ceremony of Indonesia Infrastructure Week. During the event, Minister Basuki Hadim...