Jokowi Mulls Revising MP3EI

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  • Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono saat peluncuran Masterplan Percepatan dan Perluasan Pembangunan Ekonomi Indonesia (MP3EI) 2011-2025. TEMPO/Eko Siswono Toyudho

    Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono saat peluncuran Masterplan Percepatan dan Perluasan Pembangunan Ekonomi Indonesia (MP3EI) 2011-2025. TEMPO/Eko Siswono Toyudho

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The deputy chief of Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla transition team, Andi Widjajanto, said the Master Plan for Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesian Economic Development (MP3EI) would be revised. According to Andi, Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla’s administration had to consider the budget availability and the income source to continue the projects. 

    “The MP3EI program needs a huge budget,” Andi said after meeting with Vice President Boediono on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

    Andi added that the projects needed an evaluation because 60 percent of the budget would be financed by private sectors. In addition, activists indicated that the projects would have environmental impacts.

    Andi said the infrastructure development should not only consider aspects of economic development, “but also aspects of environment and local culture aspects.”

    However, Andi revealed that some programs crafted by Jokowi and JK were similar to the plan, including the archipelago pendulum that is akin to to the sea toll road. Moreover, Andi said, Boediono asked Jokowi-JK to integrate land transportation with markets, factories and sea ports.

    The MP3EI was initiated in 2011 and targeted for completion by 2025. During the period, the government will develop infrastructure projects in Java, Sumatera, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Bali-Nusa Tenggara and Papua-Maluku. Over the last three years, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had realized 382 projects worth Rp854 trillion (US$71.2 billion) in the MP3EI corridor.

    SUNDARI