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The Jokowi Administration`s Towering Targets

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Touting the slogan of building up the country starting from the outskirts, the administration of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Vice President Jusuf Kalla has been pushing for the construction of infrastructure projects which reach even the nation’s most remote areas. Their dream is to provide connectivity to all regions and to end economic disparity around the country.

Divided into national strategic projects and priority projects, the total budget needed for the infrastructure work from 2015-2019 comes to Rp4,197 trillion. Of that amount, 42 percent of the financing relies on the State Budget (APBN) and funds from State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs). The government is hoping the rest will come from investment from private companies. Unlike the government, private companies are minutely calculating the feasibility of infrastructure projects.

October of this year marks three years of the Jokowi-Kalla administration. Based on data from the Ministry of Finance, some infrastructure projects in Indonesia have already used Rp994.7 trillion of national budget funds. This figure is much higher compared to the five-year infrastructure budget of the previous administration. However, despite this large budget, overall achievement is only at around 10 percent. Most of the projects are still under construction, and some are still being prepared.

• National: two programs and 12 projects

Budget: Rp1,320 trillion

• Sumatra: 61 projects

Budget: Rp638 trillion

• Sumatra

» Five roadways of the Trans-Sumatra toll road

» International Hub Port of Kuala Tanjung, North Sumatra

» Light rail transit in South Sumatra

» Mine to mouth steam power plant

» Revitalization of existing oil refineries in Dumai and Plaju

» Gas and steam power plant projects

» Drinking Water Provision System in Lampung

• Kalimantan: 24 projects

Budget: Rp564 trillion

Completed:

» Border crossing post and supporting facilities at Nanga Badau, Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan

» Border crossing post and supporting facilities at Aruk, Sambas, West Kalimantan

• Kalimantan

» Roadway for the Serang-Balikpapan-Samarinda Toll Road

» Revitalization of existing oil refineries in Balikpapan

» Gas and steam power plant projects

» Mine to mouth steam power plant

» Trains/Railway in East Kalimantan

» Indonesian Deepwater Development

» Bontang Oil Refinery, East Kalimantan

 

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