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Indonesia floats port expansion to boost economy

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A construction site at the Tanjung Priok port. Improving ports is particularly critical for a nation that straddles the Indian and Pacific Oceans and is home to important shipping routes.

Jakarta

CONTAINER ships dot the horizon off the coast of Jakarta, as cranes and labourers work on an ambitious, economy-boosting project to expand the port network in the world's largest archipelago nation.

New Priok will be Indonesia's biggest port once completed, and is one of 24