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Jokowi plans US$6b port expansion

Aim is to reduce shipping delays at major ports of Indonesia's main islands and to boost trade
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 05:50

MR SOESILO: Jakarta 'would like to provide good logistics access' from Indonesia's westernmost city to its easternmost city


INDONESIAN President Joko Widodo is targeting almost US$6 billion in projects to expand ports across the world's biggest archipelago, where investors are deterred by logistics costs that amount to a quarter of the economy.

Mr Joko plans to expand five ports on the nation's

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