Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesian police are investigating possible negligence in the death of a Chinese construction worker at the site of a controversial hydroelectric dam in t
Infrastructure & Development
August 24, 2022
August 16, 2022
Primus Dorimulu & Aditya L Djono, Jakarta – The government is now focusing on developing telecommunications infrastructure as speeding up its pace becomes a prerequisite for digital
August 9, 2022
Lenny Tristia Tambun, Pontianak – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Tuesday inaugurated a major container terminal at Pontianak Port in the province of West Kalimantan six years after t
August 4, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The PKS Party House of Representatives (DPR) member Amin Ak warned the government to not utilize State Budget (APBN) to cover the cost overrun of one of Indonesia's am
July 28, 2022
It looks like we have to wait a little bit longer for a second airport on the Island of Gods after the plan to build the facility in the northern part of Bali was officially shelved by
July 26, 2022
Agatha Victoria, Uyu Liman, Jakarta – Seven national strategic projects (PSNs) worth Rp138.1 trillion (US$9.16 billion) were completed in the first six months of this year.
July 20, 2022
Timor-Leste and the United States have signed the largest cooperation agreement ever, valued at US$420 million, focused on improving infrastructure in Dili over the next five years.
June 7, 2022
Douglas Gerrard – In September of last year, labourers returning to work on the Trans-Papua highway found that much of their heavy equipment had been destroyed overnight.
May 25, 2022
April 14, 2022
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in opening the Investment Authority (INA) agreement signing event on Thursday proclaimed that during his seven-year term as
March 22, 2022
Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – The Indonesian Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing aims to finish constructing 32 dams by 2024.
February 25, 2022
Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Friday inaugurated the Danowudu-Bitung section of the Manado-Bitung toll road in North Sulawesi, thus bringing the cons
February 22, 2022
Gilang Galiartha, Mecca Yumna, Jakarta (Antara) – President Joko Widodo expects the Supreme Court to make efforts to cut down legal obstacles as a means of encouraging economic developm
February 17, 2022
Putu Indah Savitri, Suharto, Jakarta – Chairman of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR), Bambang Soesatyo, and Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Mahf
February 15, 2022
Yance Wenda, Sentani, Jubi – Member of the Customary Working Group of the Papuan People's Council (MRP) Edison Tanati criticized development in Papua which focused more on infrastructur
January 31, 2022
Jakarta – A consortium led by state-controlled toll operator Jasa Marga has signed Monday a 40-year concession agreement to construct and operate the Gedebage-Tasikmalaya-Cilacap toll r
January 3, 2022
Dian Septiari – The government is seeking a more integrated approach to its policies in the country's easternmost provinces of Papua and West Papua, one that it hopes will improve the w
January 2, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The budget realization for infrastructure spending in 2021 was recorded at 94.21 percent until the end of December, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Publi
November 24, 2021
Avelino Dos Santos Da Costa – Since the restoration of its independence in 2002, Timor-Leste has made tremendous progress in social capital (education and health), infrastructure (elect
November 16, 2021
Joao da Cruz Cardoso – After two decades of independence, development in Timor-Leste is exemplified by growing economic activity in Dili, the country's capital city.
October 3, 2021
Lenny Tristia Tambun & Whisnu Bagus, Jayapura – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo continued his trip in Papua on Sunday to inaugurate several projects, a day after opening historic nat
October 2, 2021
Sorong (Antara) – Jalan Jenderal Sudirman in Sorong city, West Papua province, which has been damaged for two years, was quickly resurfaced in the lead up to a visit by President Joko "
August 24, 2021
Rome wasn't built in a day, but you can bet your Samarinda yellow rice that all the potholes can be filled up in no time whenever the president comes to town.
June 25, 2021
Separatist rebels were holding four civilians hostage in the jungles of Indonesia's breakaway Papua region after they killed several construction workers in an ambush, authorities said
June 21, 2021
The initiative is part of
June 7, 2021
Tibar Port in Timor-Leste is half-finished, with the grand opening expected in May 2022.
Erwida Maulia, Jakarta – A long-delayed project to construct the first railway on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi is gaining traction, with contractors securing 693.8 billion rupiah (
May 27, 2021
Laily R, Rahmad Nasution, Jakarta – Indonesia's army and police personnel deployed in Papua are entrusted with enforcing the law against armed terrorist groups and safeguarding the gove
April 16, 2021
Chloe King – Over the Easter weekend, as the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines was expected to arrive in Timor-Leste's capital of Dili, Tropical Cyclone Seroja arrived instead.
March 10, 2021
Rory James – Papuans whose island has been offered up as a potential launch site for Elon Musk's SpaceX project have told the billionaire Tesla chief his company is not welcome on their
January 21, 2021
Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – The government plans to issue sukuk (sharia-compliant bonds) worth Rp 27.58 trillion (US$1.96 billion) this year to finance the country's costly infrastruc
January 12, 2021
Norman Harsono, Jakarta – Indonesia added 258 kilometers of toll roads in 2020, short of the government's target, as the country strove to continue infrastructure development in the mid
December 27, 2020
December 20, 2020
Maikel Jefriando, Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inaugurated the Patimban sea port in West Java on Sunday, saying the new gateway would have a "strategic" role in b
December 18, 2020
Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – The Public Works and Housing Ministry is offering 25 infrastructure projects worth Rp 278.35 trillion (US$19.7 billion) under public-private partnersh
December 17, 2020
Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – Despite rising to rank among countries with high human development in the 2019 Human Development Report (HDR) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
December 7, 2020
A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil, Jakarta – On Nov.
November 26, 2020
Mardika Parama, Jakarta – Land acquisition and human capital issues have remained a challenge in the development of the mega trans-Sumatra toll road project, which might delay its sched
November 17, 2020
Mardika Parama, Jakarta – The Public Works and Housing Ministry is aiming to start the bidding process of nine toll road sections, with a combined length of 350 kilometers and combined
October 17, 2020
Ian Lloyd Neubauer – "Like Bali before the tourism boom." That is how I described East Timor – a young country brimming with hope – when I first arrived there to work as a correspondent
October 2, 2020
Mardika Parama, Jakarta – The Public Works and Housing (PUPR) Ministry is proposing a set of infrastructure projects worth Rp 21.7 trillion (US$1.46 billion) for private investors throu
September 30, 2020
Mardika Parama, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Tuesday inaugurated the Manado-Danowudu section of the Manado-Bitung toll road, the first highway in North Sulawesi.
Mardika Parama, Jakarta – The Office of the Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister has vowed to continue port and coastal infrastructure development projects, including t
September 25, 2020
September 19, 2020
Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – The United States Treasury Secretary Steven T.
Fredrik Sjoholm – Timor-Leste is going through turbulent times.
September 18, 2020
Mardika Parama, Jakarta – The Public Works and Housing Ministry aims to expedite the construction of regional border crossings and their supporting facilities, such as roads and markets
September 10, 2020
Mardika Parama, Jakarta – A consortium of state-owned and private firms, PT Jogjasolo Marga Makmur, signed a toll road concession agreement (PPJT) with the government on Wednesday to bu
Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – The Semarang administration offered investors five infrastructure projects worth a total of Rp 17.13 trillion (US$1.15 billion) in a business forum op
September 7, 2020
Mardika Parama, Jakarta – The Public Works and Housing (PUPR) Ministry is seeking a budget of Rp 149.8 trillion (US$10.1 billion) for 2021 – a 42.7 percent increase from this year's all