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Indonesia’s Upstream Projects Proposed for Strategic Project List

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Mega project – A worker carries out activities at the natural gas liquefaction facility at the Tangguh liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Bintuni Bay, West Papua, on Sept. 21, 2015. (Tempo/-)

The addition brings the total to 245 strategic projects and two programs needing an estimated investment of more than Rp4 quadrillion (US$300.3 billion) to complete.

Mega project – A worker carries out activities at the natural gas liquefaction facility at the Tangguh liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Bintuni Bay, West Papua, on Sept. 21, 2015. (Tempo/-)

The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has proposed four projects to be included on the national strategic projects list.

The ministry’s oil and gas director general, IGN Wiratmaja Puja, said the list comprised the Masela block, the Indonesian Deepwater Development (IDD) and the Jambaran Tiung Biru and Tangguh projects.

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Wiratmaja said the four projects could be developed much faster if they were included in the upcoming presidential decree (Perpres) regulating the list of projects.

“Several things would become easier, such as land acquisition, regional permits and other things,” he said.

There are 225 projects nationwide, which include 47 highway projects, five national non-toll roads, 12 railway projects, 11 airport revitalization works, the construction of four new airports and the development of the two airports and the construction of 13 ports.

The projects are stipulated in Presidential Decree (Perpres) No.3/2016 and Presidential Instruction (Inpres) No.1/2016, giving public officials the authority to revise or replace rules that hamper development work and process land acquisitions more quickly.

However, Coordinating Economic Minister Darmina Nasution claimed that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo recently approved the inclusion of 55 new projects and one program to the existing list. The addition brings the total to 245 strategic projects and two programs needing an estimated investment of more than Rp4 quadrillion (US$300.3 billion) to complete. (dmr, Fedina S. Sundaryani, The Jakarta Post)

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