The National Priority Infrastructure Acceleration Committee (KPPIP) has revealed that there are 58 unfinished national strategic projects (PSN) from President Joko Widodo’s era. However, they claim that these projects are not stalled.
Wahyu Utomo, the Deputy for Coordination of Regional Development and Spatial Planning in the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs and Chairman of the KPPIP team, stated that 27 PSN are still targeted to be completed by the end of this year. The remaining 31 will be accelerated until the first semester of 2024.
According to Wahyu, these projects are not stalled and are still being pushed forward, despite facing three main challenges. Firstly, the acquisition of land, which is a common issue in toll road projects. Secondly, financing, and thirdly, licensing, which he believes can be resolved with the Job Creation Law.
“The important thing is that the financing is already available. Land acquisition is still ongoing, but it doesn’t mean that it’s stalled. We will continue to push for completion until the first semester of 2024, as per the President’s request. Mr. President said that financial closing, land acquisition, or licensing should all be completed. All priorities are the same,” he explained.
Meanwhile, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto revealed that 156 national strategic projects have been completed so far, with a total value of more than IDR 1,000 trillion throughout Indonesia. He also stressed that these projects will continue, regardless of who the leader is in 2024.
“PSN has been running for 8 years, and a total of approximately 156 PSN worth more than IDR 1,000 trillion have been completed throughout Indonesia. If I look at some of the infrastructure developments such as public infrastructure like Transjakarta, MRT, I believe they will continue under any government,” he said.
Airlangga stated that there are 27 more PSN that will be accelerated until the end of 2024. If completed, the total value of these projects will reach approximately IDR 1,360 trillion. Despite the challenges faced by the PSN projects, the Indonesian government is committed to completing them and continuing to develop the country’s infrastructure.