Before the second and final term of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has finished on 20 October 2014, the groundbreaking of a total of 13 infrastructure projects should have been conducted. These 13 projects are diverse ranging from toll roads to steam power plants and the extension of the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport located nearby Jakarta. One of these 13 projects - the IDR 9.65 trillion Trans Sulawesi Railway project - has already had its groundbreaking in mid-August 2014.
The Trans Sulawesi Railway, the first railway that will be constructed in the eastern part of Indonesia, will connect the harbour in Pare-Pare (which forms the main harbour that facilitates trade between Sulawesi and Kalimantan) to the harbour of Makassar.
Initially, it was targeted to see the groundbreaking for 15 infrastructure projects before the current cabinet finishes in October. However, two projects will not meet this deadline. These are the Cilamaya Port project (West Java) and the Elevated Railroad (loop line) in Jakarta. The Cilamaya Port project was delayed because the government could not find an agreement with state-owned Pertamina relating to the compensation for Pertamina as the company’s pipes need to be moved from the construction site. Meanwhile, groundbreaking for the Elevated Railroad in Jakarta had to be postponed due to the unavailability of funds and regulatory conflicts.
The following 13 infrastructure projects are aimed to start before November 2014:
|No.||Project||Estimated Costs||Description||Expected Groundbreaking|
|1.||Trans-Sumatra Toll Road||IDR 355 trillion||23 road segments along 1,980 km. Initially two section will be constructed: Medan-Binjai (North Sumatra) and Palembang-Indralaya (South Sumatra)||Early October 2014|
|2.||Manado-Bitung Toll Road||IDR 1.06 trillion||A 43.6-kilometer long toll road in North Sulawesi, financed by the government 's State Budget (IDR 60 billion) and a loan from the government of China. The conditional tender has been opened||Early October 2014|
|3.||Balikpapan-Samarinda Toll Road||IDR 5 trillion||The first toll road in Kalimantan. Around 83 percent of the land clearing phase is finished. The project is funded by the State Budget (IDR 1 trillion), a loan from the government of China and private participation. The tender has been opened||Early October 2014|
|4.||Cilincing-Cibitung Toll Road||IDR 2.05 trillion/IDR 1.2 trillion for land acquisition||This 33.6 km long toll road is needed in West Java to anticipate an increase in the flow of goods after the new Kalibaru teminal (New Priok Port) will open||Mid October 2014|
|5.||Pangkalan Susu Steam Power Plant||USD $383.7 million||Financing originates from a loan agreement of Bank Exim China and Perusahaan Listrik Negara. It will have capacity of 2x200 MW, located in North Sumatra||Mid October 2014|
|6.||Mulut Tambang 9 Steam Power Plant||USD $1.56 billion||Located in South Sumatra, this plant will have a capacity of 2x600 MW. The pre-qualification tender has ended||End October 2014|
|Mulut Tambang 10 Steam Power Plant||USD $780.8 million||Located in South Sumatra with capacity of 1x600 MW. The pre-qualification tender has ended||Mid October 2014|
|7.||Takalar Steam Power Plant||USD $294.1 million||Located in South Sulawesi, financed by a loan from Bank Exim China||Mid October 2014|
|8.||Trans Sulawesi Railway||IDR 9.65 trillion||See column above||Conducted on 12 August 2014|
|9.||Railway Kalimantan||USD $5 billion||This 1,400 km long railway will be constructed to support coal transportation from Central Kalimantan. It will be connected to the port in Samarinda, Balikpapan and Banjarmasin||Mid October 2014|
|10.||Soekarno-Hatta Airport||IDR 26.3 trillion||Expand capacity at the busiest airport of Indonesia (near Jakarta) from 72 flights per hour in June 2014 to 86 flights by June 2015||Already started|
|11.||Kertajati Airport||IDR 8.3 trillion||Blocked by land aquisition problems|
|12.||Jati Gede Water Reservoir||USD $416 million||Aimed to supply water to rice fields in West Java. Still blocked by land acquisition problems and social issues|
|13.||Indonesia Broadband Plan||Provides guidance for the direction of the acceleration of the development of national broadband Internet (a draft Presidential Regulation)|