• Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Large Field of Infrastructure Investment

IIW 15

Regarding of Four Government Policy to improve the economy, Ministry of Public Work and Public Housing with Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) arranged an exhibition. The exhibition aiming to make a good environment for investors to invest their capital in Indonesia.

In accordance delivered by APINDO Chairperson Shinta Kamdani, local investors and foreign investors are now waiting to channel their funds of investment. According to her, this opportunity should not be squandered by the government and local industrial sector so that a number of projects related to infrastructure can be maintained.

“Four challenges for Indonesian infrastructure are limited public transportation, bad performance of irrigation system, weak access to sanitation, and low ratio of electrification,” she said. Collected data of the states saying that at present time, the percentage of irrigation in Indonesia still only reach 70%. This is one of the concern in Indonesia Infrastructure Week 2015.

Vice President Jusuf Kalla also attend the event’s opening ceremony said that it is an endless discussion for the importance infrastructure. “Infrastructure is the most talked dialogue from long time ago. Why? Because it is necessary,” he explained. He stated that discussion for this sector will never cease because society development will also requires development in other sectors, one of them is infrastructure.

On this matter, chairman of Kadin, Suryo Bambang Sulisto said he would like to reassure investors that the government has made a policy to convince investors to put their capital in Indonesia. Further Shinta stated, the government still working well together with local companies and run some small and medium enterprise projects. This spirit is what need to be continued. Meanwhile, about 24 projects from infrastructure sector are currently executed in Indonesia.

Grace Eldora

Grace Eldora Sinaga is a journalistic practitioner, graduated from Faculty of Communication Study Majoring Journalism, Unpad. She loves to learn Asian cultures and photography. She can be contacted at gracel@buminawa.com or twitter @glaceldo.