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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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...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

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

 

What steps are being taken to capitalise on Indonesia’s strategic location for maritime logistics?

 

If infrastructure development has not matched the rate of economic growth in Java, outside of the most populous island the challenges are even starker. As a result, the administration of President Joko Widodo has increasingly focused on building major roads outside of Java – namely the Trans-Kalimantan, TransPapua and Trans-Sumatra toll road...