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|Date: 11 May 2011 - Author: Kompas|
|Indonesia will build four of 12 ASEAN connectivity infrastructure projects, Economic Coordinator Minister Hatta Rajasa said here Tuesday.|
|"There are 12 infrastructure projects to be build related to the ASEAN Connectivity, four of them are in Indonesia," said Hatta after a water sources management coordinating meeting.|
The four infrastructure projects comprise a hydro power plant to meet electricity needs in Dumai (Sumatera-Malaka), and 150 kV power transmission projects in Sanggau (West Kalimantan) and Serawak, a 150 km road rehabilitation in the Indonesian border and a new highway from Bitung to Manado in North Sulawesi.
The minister said that two of the four projects are also under the Indonesian economic development acceleration program and the expansion master plan (MP3I), including the Sumatra-Malaka power plant and the 150 kV Sanggau-Serawak power transmission projects. According to Hatta, the 12 projects are funded by the ASEAN member countries with the assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
"The 12 ASEAN connectivity infrastructure development projects will cost approximately 1.2 billion US dollars, and will be funded by the ADB and ASEAN member countries," Hatta said.
ASEAN Connectivity projects in Indonesia would cost up to 400-500 million US dollars, said Hatta. The agreement was made after the ASEAN summit had been concluded and in the ASEAN Economic Ministerial Meeting on May 4-8, and followed by a report sent in the ASEAN Summit at the Jakarta Convention Center.