Government to offer more PPP projects to investors

The government is set to offer more projects to private businesses through the public-private partnership (PPP) scheme after awarding a PPP project to Singaporean companies recently. 

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said the government would look to offer investors at least three development projects for the airports of Kualanamu in North Sumatra, Sam Ratulangi in South Sulawesi and Singkawang in West Kalimantan. Meanwhile, a proving ground facility for roadworthiness and vehicle certification situated in Bekasi, West Java, as well as unspecified railway projects in South Sumatra, were also on the table under the PPP plan. 

“Investors from South Korea have already expressed an interest in investing [in the railway projects],” Budi Karya said in Jakarta on Thursday.