Indonesia Transport Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Infrastructure & Transport from The Report: Indonesia 2019

Inadequate infrastructure has long been a challenge for Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelagic state. With more than 17,000 islands and a population of around 265m, it may be the most complicated country in the world in terms of logistics. Since President Joko Widodo was inaugurated, transport and infrastructure investment has become a key pillar of the Indonesian government’s policy...

The Indonesian economy had a strong year in 2018, with growth of 5.2% marking the fastest pace in half a decade. This came on the back of robust domestic consumption, increased foreign investment and continuing efforts to reform policy and simplify investment procedures, and despite challenges including a falling rupiah, a trade imbalance and global political issues.

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Inadequate infrastructure has long been a challenge for Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelagic state. With more than 17,000 islands and a population of around 265m, it is probably the most complicated country in the world in terms of logistics. Since President Joko Widodo was inaugurated, transport and infrastructure investment has become...

 

The aviation sector is experiencing rapid growth worldwide, propelled by booming tourism industries, lower air fares and the push for greater connectivity in an increasingly globalised economy. Middle-class expansion has also fuelled air travel, as more people are able to afford flights for holidays or business travel. According to Boeing,...

 

An estimated 4m people commute from Greater Jakarta into the city centre for work every day. Public transport has not matched the capital’s rapid growth in recent decades, leading to its international notoriety as a congested mega-city. With Jakarta representing about a fifth of all economic activity in Indonesia, congestion costs the economy...

 

In early October 2018 officials unveiled 79 infrastructure projects worth $42bn as part of the Indonesia Infrastructure Investment Forum. The projects, which will be undertaken in partnership with state-owned enterprises (SOEs), cover a number of sectors, including transport, energy and industry. In addition to unveiling the new developments,...

 

How is the government allocating expenditure and resources to reduce inequality?

 

This year 2018 marked the first anniversary of ASEAN’s inaugural bond issue under the organisation’s common Green Bond Standards (GBS) – a RM2bn ($480m) issue by the Malaysian government-controlled asset manager, Permodalan Nasional. Since then, the green bond market in Asia Pacific has won many accolades, with 2018 seeing the region record...