Wed, 17 Feb 2010

From: The Jakarta Post

By Aditya Suharmoko, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
Indonesia will host an Asia-Pacific ministerial conference from Apr. 14 to Apr.17, offering infrastructure projects worth at least US$5 billion, officials say.

The 2010 Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) for Infrastructure Development will be held at the Jakarta International Expo in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, supported by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, in association with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.

"We estimate $5 billion worth of projects can be marketed," Bastary Panji Indra, director of PPP development at the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), said Wednesday.

The projects include the construction of a power plant in Pemalang in Central Java and a railway network in Central Kalimantan, he said.

Dedy S. Priatna, deputy of infrastructure at Bappenas, said Indonesia needs Rp 450 trillion ($48.6 billion) between 2010 and 2014 from the PPP to speed up the development of infrastructure projects.