Pelindo II Eyeing 35 Pioneer Port Projects

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Director of PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) II, Richard Joost Lino, asked the government to let his company work on pioneering port projects in eastern Indonesia. 

    Pelindo II is eager to take on the job after conducting a series of researches on 65 pioneer ports, and discovered that most of the project plans are wrong.

    "For example, there are ports that cannot be used by ships to dock," Lino spoke in a seminar dubbed 'Indonesian Economic Updates on Maritime Issues' held in Hamburg, Germany, on Monday night local time.

    Therefore, Lino hopes the government could delegate the projects to his company, confident they can get it right.

    In the forum, Lino also invited German businessmen to invest in Indonesia's port sector.

    The Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Hamburg, Sylvia Arifin, said German investment in Indonesia reached US 50.1 million in 2014, ranking at number 22 of 24 countries that invested in Indonesia that year.