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 (
Infrastructure & Development
June 7, 2021
Tibar Port in Timor-Leste is half-finished, with the grand opening expected in May 2022.
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 – The Office of the Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister has vowed to continue port and coastal infrastructure development projects, including t
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.
September 25, 2020
September 19, 2020
Fredrik Sjoholm – Timor-Leste is going through turbulent times.
Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – The United States Treasury Secretary Steven T.
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