Jackpot for Jakarta

Indonesia and Japan have agreed on a master plan for the construction of roads, railways, airports and other strategic infrastructure in Jakarta and its neighboring cities.

A steering committee tasked with drafting the master plan concluded its third meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday, announcing 45 projects with the total value of investment required estimated to reach Rp 410 trillion (US$43 billion).

All projects are expected to be completed by 2020 with the construction of 18 priority projects scheduled to start by the end of 2013.

The priority projects will include the construction of Jakarta’s Mass Rapid Transit system, Cilamaya International Airport, the expansion of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, the creation of a new academic research cluster and the development of the city’s sewage system.