Tue, 27 Jul 2010

TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta: The investment Coordinating Board has advised the governement take a more active role in public projects and leave the passive role of as the agency took over responsibility in offering government projects to foreign investors from the National Development Planning Agency.

Director of the board Gita Wirjawan said today (26/7) after a coordination meeting with the Coordinating Ministry for the Economy, that the government should show its support on top projects through financing or stake ownership.

"I have the interest to promote one or two projects which is trully ready (for execution)," Gita said as the government is preparing an investment catalogue for one of the marketing tools.

The Public Private Partnersip book which is being drafted by the government according to Gita should become a showcase for projects which is are definitely ready for execution, not those ready for bidding or those described as "potential" or "priority".

"So when I am going for an overseas trip i can tell (them) in several days or weeks you can come with the cement. That's the convenience we are going to offer."