By Rangga D. Fadhilah
Up to 300 Chinese investors have expressed a strong interest in infrastructure and environmentally friendly energy projects in Indonesia, projects that are hoped to accelerate Indonesia's economic growth, the government says.
According to a press statement made available on the website of the Indonesian Embassy in Beijing, China, Indonesia was seen as an attractive investment destination for Chinese companies aiming to expand their business networks on an international level.
Public Works deputy minister Hemanto Dardak said investment by Chinese companies would assist Indonesia's efforts to boost its economic growth through improved infrastructure and access to energy.
“With their experience, technology and financial strength, investment from Chinese companies will play a pivotal tole in achieving the Indonesian government’s target to accelerate and expand infrastructure development,” Hemanto said in his opening remarks at the Indonesia-China investment forum in Beijing on Wednesday.
Many Chinese big companies including Sinohydro, China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), Gezhouba, CITIC and the China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) joined the forum.