Fri, 11 Jun 2010

TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:The Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Hatta Rajasa, has said that the government’s plan to let foreign investors build hospitals in Indonesia is to prevent the foreign exchange of currencies abroad.

He said he hoped that Indonesians would no longer go abroad for medical treatment.

The government has issued Presidential Decree 36/2010, in which there are larger opportunities for foreign investment in the health sector.

The Head of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), Gita Wirjawan, said that there are numerous requests from foreign investors to build hospitals in Indonesia.

Right now, investors from ASEAN member countries, Europe and Australia have conveyed their interest in building a hospital in Indonesia.