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Infrastructure spending in Indonesia picks up

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.


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...

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