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Infrastructure spending in Indonesia picks up

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 05:50
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Mr Widodo (third from left) inspecting a tunnel boring machine yesterday when he launched the next stage of a US$1.5 billion mass rapid transit project in Jakarta. He has made infrastructure development the centrepiece of his economic plan.

Jakarta

INFRASTRUCTURE spending in Indonesia is beginning to pick up after lengthy delays, a welcome relief for President Joko Widodo's plan to jump-start South-east Asia's largest economy by building new roads, ports and bridges.

In the past few weeks, the government has sped up