Indonesian government targeting to build 22 new infrastructure projects under National Strategic Projects in 2020, said CMEA minister Darmin Nasution on Friday (08/16) - Photo by TheInsiderStories

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesian government targeting to build 22 new infrastructure projects under National Strategic Projects (NSP) in 2020, said senior minister on Friday (08/16). From 223 projects in NSP’ lists, he adds, around 100 projects has been completed.

“Right now, 22 projects in the offering process and we expect start to build in 2020. While, some projects in the land clearing process, in develop process, bidding process and other stages,” coordinating minister for economic affairs Darmin Nasution told TheInsiderStories.

Finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati revealed, in the draft of 2020 State Budget, the government allocated around Rp419.2 trillion (US$29.52 billion) funds for infrastructure project. In this year, President Joko Widodo’ government aimed to spend Ro399.7 trillion.

Of the total, she elaborated, the government spending worth of Rp187.50 trillion will allocated for the infrastructure projects. Then, transfer to regional government Rp199.90 trillion and through State financing firm Rp31.8 trillion. President also wants the participating of private sector more involve in the projects.

She continued, public works and public housing ministry get Rp102.5 trillion funds in the coming years. Most of the funds will use to develop road with length 837 kilometers, railroad 238.8 kilometers, bridge 6.88 kilometers, three new airport, 49 dams, and 7,224 houses.

While, transportation minister Budi Karya Sumadi explained, his ministry joined with other ministries get Rp6.3 trillion funds to develop the non toll road project in South Sumatera and Riau province (Rp2.0 trillion), Makassar – ParePare railway in South Sulawesi (Rp1.0 trillion), Bau-Bau port in Central Sulawesi (Rp200 billion), and Anggrek Port in Gorontalo (Rp300 billion).

For land transportation, the institution targeting to construct Type A Terminal with costs Rp71.19 billion, rehabilitation of the international goods terminal Rp75 billion, road equipment (33 provinces) Rp550 billion, road transport subsidies (307 projects) Rp135 billion, and urban infrastructure of Rp250 billion.

In the railroad sector, he said, the ministry aimed to develop 238.80 kilometers of railroads with total investment Rp3.62 trillion, an increase of 229.48 kilometer of rail lines Rp1.59 trillion, and construct one unit of special building worth of Rp107.4 billion.

The institution also plan to build four new airports amounting to Rp346.5 billion, 14 new airport terminals worth of Rp320.7 billion, an extension of the runway of 27 airports Rp563.7 billion, and pioneering air transport subsidies (192 routes) Rp514 billion.

For the Palapa Ring project (West, Central, East and Multifunctional Satellite), the government allocated Rp28.3 trillion funds. The projects consist of Palapa Ring for west region Rp1.2 trillion, for central region Rp1.0 trillion, for east region Rp5.4 trillion, and multi function satellite Rp6.6 trillion.

On the tourism sector, the minister of tourism Arief Yahya revealed, the government has four five super priority destination to become the “new bali” in Indonesia. The projects are Borobudur in Central Java, Mandalika in West Nusa Tenggara, Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara, and Likupang in North Sulawesi.

“We expect in 2020 we have five new bali,” said the minister by adding the government wants to develop 10 “new bali” in years as part the government planned to grab 20 million tourists by 2025.

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by Linda Silaen, Email: linda.silaen@theinsiderstories.com