• Transport

    OBG examines all aspects of local transport infrastructure, including sea, air and land. Our analysis within the transport sector reviews the major projects under way and planned, such as airport expansions, port plans, public transit systems, road construction and rail networks.
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As countries within the Gulf begin a gradual easing of Covid-19-related movement restrictions, the revival of the region’s aviation sector has come into focus. Effective recovery strategies will rely on reassuring passengers that sufficient health and the safety measures are in place.


What factors make Indonesia’s airport infrastructure market attractive to outside investors?


In early 2019 Indonesia proposed the involvement of Chinese companies in dozens of projects worth an estimated $91bn. Although specific details about many of these developments are still unclear, Luhut Pandjaitan, coordinating minister of maritime affairs and investment, told local media that they would include seaports, industrial estates,...


For many years, Indonesia’s sizeable infrastructure gap has hindered industrial development. In Java – the country’s most densely populated island – roads, airports and seaports are under pressure due to the large amount of people and goods that need to be moved. At the same time, Indonesia faces challenges connecting other islands across the...


The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a far-reaching plan for transnational infrastructure development, linking five continents through land and sea corridors, and industrial clusters. Launched in 2013, it was initially planned to revive ancient trade routes between Eurasia and China, but the scope of the BRI has since extended to cover 138...


In recent years the number of air passengers in Indonesia has risen rapidly, from 30m in 2009 to more than 115m in 2018. This was largely driven by two factors: the fast-growing middle class, which comprises an estimated 52m people; and the emergence of low-cost carriers, which have significantly improved regional connectivity. The country’s...

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