Infrastructure Project Depends on Minister
Tuesday, 31 October, 2006 | 14:53 WIB

Tempo Interactive, Jakarta: The Infrastructure Conference and Exhibition 2006 (IICE 2006) will offer a number of ready-to-build infrastructure projects. Chris Kanter, Head Organizer of IICE 2006, said that details on the projects will be offered by the technical department.

According to Kanter, his party is yet to receive the details of projects that will be offered two days prior to execution. “We will find out later concerning which projects and how much will be the investment ,” he said yesterday (10/31). The ministers, he said, will explain details of the offered projects.

Regarding the continuation of the offered projects in the Infrastructure Summit I, Kanter was reluctant to explain. “We will explain later which projects that will be offered again,” he said.

Deputy Coordinating Minister for the Economy of Infrastructure Division Suyono Dikun said that not all projects have financial readiness. “There are less appropriate ones. But they must still be offered because they are economically beneficial,” he said.

Suyono cited the Department of Public Works which will offer around 22 projects and the Department of Transportation will offer 17 projects. “The numbers keep changing.”

Nevertheless, in the infrastructure meeting, 10 projects will be certainly offered because they will become the infrastructure pilot projects. The ten projects include water supply at Tangerang, Dumai and Bandung; Margagiri-Ketapang port; Lamong River harbor; Kuala Namu and Solo-Kertososno toll roads; Palapa Ring telecommunications; Pasuruan Steam-Powered Electric Generating Plant and Steam-Powered Electric Generating Plant in Central Java.

Harun Mahbub
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