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 a infrastructure development program.
Four decades ago, a similar tone of deep fulfillment was on display when Indonesia became the first country in the developing world to have its own satellite system.
Activists say they’ve identified the business tycoons who control land in the area slated for Indonesia’s new capital and who could potentially benefit from the $33.5 billion mega project.
“This is the first toll road in Kalimantan and we hope that from this development, the speed and efficiency of goods, people and logistics will be enjoyed [by the public].”
Suharso explained the new administrative center would boast an area of 256,000 hectares, and 56,000 ha of which was not included in the regional autonomy.
“The Global Infrastructure Partners sees that Indonesia has the desire to construct toll roads, seaports, airports [and] power plants that are feasible businesswise.”
The three have agreed to collaborate on research around integrated transport and logistics, focusing on development in the north-east of the province.
This 12-chapter book represents over 3 years of AIC Infrastructure research (2016-2019) by a team from UI, UGM, ITS and the University of Melbourne.