Indonesia is ready to offer 14 major infrastructure projects valued at $6.1 billion to the private sector next year, as part of an effort to boost economic growth.
“These projects have a comparative advantage,” said Dedy Supriadi Priatna, deputy for infrastructure development at the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), told reporters on Friday. “Its feasibility study, bidding documents and lands are already available.”
The projects — which are offered through public-private partnership scheme, or a cooperation between the government and the private sector — are scheduled to be tendered in mid-2013.
The projects include a $1.56 billion coal-fired power plant that will feature two 600 megawatt generators in coal-rich South Sumatra province; a $780 million mine-mouth coal-fired plant generating 600 MW, also in South Sumatra; and a $1.33 billion municipal water supply in the West Semarang Municipal Water Supply.