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PUPR Contracts out 4,141 Work Packages worth Rp 50 Trillion

Date :

01 Mar 2017

Category :

PPPs/Infrastructure Investment

Source :

Investor Daily

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.

LAND ACQUISITION: Bridging Funds Refunded from April

Date :

01 Mar 2017

Category :

Other Infrastructure Policy

Source :

Bisnis Indonesia

JAKARTA - The government has confirmed that the process of first-phase reimbursement of the land acquisition bridging funds for toll road projects can begin in early April 2017, after getting verification from the Financial and Development Supervisory Agency.

Head of the Toll Road Regulatory Agency (BPJT), Herry Trisaputra Zuna, said that the Ministry of Public Works and Housing (PUPR) will arrange the signing of memorandums of understanding between the State Assets Management Institute (LMAN) and toll road business entities (BUJTs) for this purpose.

"Before the payment, we arrange MoUs first between LMAN, BPJT, and BUJTs; the plan is to do this before 15 March," he said when contacted by Bisnis, Monday (7 March).

DEVELOPMENT: Budget Planning Synchronised for Priority Programmes

Date :

01 Mar 2017

Category :

Other Infrastructure Policy

Source :

Kompas

JAKARTA, KOMPAS - Government Regulation on synchronisation of development planning and budgeting processes has been finalised. The regulation will be issued at the end of March. The synchronisation is intended to ensure that priority programmes get adequate budget allocations, so that the development targets will be achieved.

Head of the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), Bambang PS Brodjonegoro, in Jakarta, Sunday (5 March), stated that ministerial-level finalisation was discussed in a work meeting at the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, which involves Bappenas and Ministry of Finance. The meeting was held on Thursday last week.

"In essence, this government regulation creates a sync between planning and budgeting. There is a strengthening of the role of Bappenas," said Bambang.

 

WATER SUPPLY: Umbulan Groundbreaking in this Month

Date :

01 Mar 2017

Category :

Water

Source :

Bisnis Indonesia

JAKARTA - The government will conduct the first stone laying of the Umbulan Water Supply System (SPAM) project in East Java in the middle of this month.

Corporate Communications [Officer/Manager] of PT Penjaminan Infrastruktur Indonesia (PII), Intan Octora, said that the plan is for President Joko Widodo to directly lead the ceremony.

This is because the Umbulan project is considered to be one of the icons of the scheme of government cooperation with business enterprises (KPBU); it is a project that has resumed after being stalled for 40 years.

Phase II MRT Route Extended until Ancol

Date :

01 Mar 2017

Category :

Urban Transport

Source :

Investor Daily

JAKARTA - The second phase construction of the rail-based mass transit - mass rapid transit (MRT) – is to have its route extended; the route, which originally starts from Hotel Indonesia (HI) Roundabout and ends in Kampung Bandan, has now been changed to HI Roundabout - East Ancol. The extension of this route follows the signing of a joint agreement or memorandum of understanding (MoU) between PT MRT Jakarta and PT Pembangunan Jaya Ancol (PJA) Tbk, as the owner of the land in East Ancol area.

The MoU was signed by President Director of PT MRT Jakarta, Wiliam Sabandar, and President Director of PT Pembangunan Jaya Ancol Tbk, C Paul Tehusijarana. The process was witnessed by Governor of Special Capital Territory of Jakarta (DKI Jakarta), Basuki Purnama Tjahya, at DKI Jakarta City Hall, Friday (3 March).

Head of Regional Development Planning Agency (Bappeda) of DKI Jakarta, Tuti Kusumawati, said that the MoU signing between PT MRT Jakarta and PT PJA is a follow-up action of a directive from Indonesian President, Joko Widodo (Jokowi), when making a visit to the location of the MRT project some time ago.