JAKARTA - Ministry of Public Works and Housing (PUPR) has signed the contracts for 4,141 work packages worth Rp 50.62 trillion as of 3 March 2017. The value of these contracted work packages is equivalent to 65 percent of the total budget for contractual works of Rp 77.66 trillion, which is divided into 11,071 work packages.
"With the rising speed with which contract signing has been done, the works could commence and, from the economic perspective, they can drive the real sector in the regions, from Sabang to Merauke," said Minister of Public Works and Housing, Basuki Hadimuljono, in Jakarta, Sunday (5 March).
Most of the work packages that has been contracted, he continued, are from four directorates-general (ditjen) that get the largest budget allocations in the Ministry of PUPR. Directorate General of Water Resources, which has a total number of 3,984 work packages, has contracted out 1,716 packages valued at Rp 19.06 trillion.