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To Accelerate Infrastructure Project, Indonesia Establishes Panel of Consultants  

Committee for the Acceleration of Priority Infrastructure Delivery has formed a consultant panel to Accelerate Infrastructure Projects in Indonesia - Photo by KPPIP

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – In a new effort to accelerate infrastructure project in Indonesia, Committee for the Acceleration of Priority Infrastructure Delivery has formed a consultant panel. The signing of umbrella contract with the 35 consulting companies held today (12/20) in Bogor.

In 2019, the government prepared US$29 billion of fund to develop infrastructure projects in the country. During 2014 to 2019, Indonesia planned to spend Rp4,150 trillion ($286.21 billion).

“We hope this panel can accelerate the process of procuring consultancy services in an infrastructure project and could reduce the pre-qualification process one to two months,” said Deputy of Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Wahyu Utomo.

The 35 consulting companies incorporated in the consortium and is divided into five panels related to the project preparation, legal fields, finance, project implementation, and appraisal fields.

This consultant panel is the first consultant panel in Indonesia whose management is purely carried out by the Indonesian government.  Usually the formation of consultant panels is carried out by international donor agencies through grants or loans.

Indonesian government has officially issued Presidential Regulation Number 56 Year 2018 concerning the 2nd Amendment to Presidential Regulation Number 3 Year 2016 concerning the Acceleration of the Implementation of National Strategic Projects  (NSP).

Based on the decree, there are 223 project NSP plus three programs. Accumulatively in the 2016-2017 period, as many as 59 projects have lost their NSP status.

The details of the 30 projects have been completed and 29 NSPs have been revoked because they no longer meet the criteria set by the committee. As of October 2018, there are 32 NSPs that have been completed.

The institution itself has targeted 10 NSPs to be completed by the end of 2018. If all goes according to the target, there are 40 projects cumulatively which will be completed in the 2016-2018 period.

The committee estimates in the third quarter of 2019, a total of 66 NSPs will be completed and 93 projects and two programs will start operating with the condition that all NSPs have entered the construction phase.

US$1: Rp14,500

Written by Daniel Deha, Email: theinsiderstories@gmail.com