Thu, 11 Nov 2010


VIVAnews - Indonesia and China are committed to hold a partnership on the economy particularly an investment on infrastructure.

According to Deputy Chairperson of the People's Consultative Council (MPR) and Functional Group (Golkar) Party Faction, Hajrianto Thohari, details as to the result of the discussion are still in the vague.

"Further talks will involve the government," he said today, Nov 9.

The commitment, according to Hajrianto, is one of a kind because the investment is usually followed by set infrastructures.

"The infrastructure investment only exists in Indonesia. In other countries, infrastructures precede investment," he said.

Hajrianto said one of the commitments is concerned with railway development aiming at coal transport in South Sumatra.

"For example, [the investment is aimed at] railway construction for coal mining in South Sumatra. China will get coal [as compensation]," he said.

However, Hajrianto did not say further about the cooperation.