26 Mei 2011
Eight Projects Become the Pioneer of MP3EI

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will launch the masterplan in Expansion, Acceleration, and
Economic Development of Indonesia (MP3EI) on Friday (27/5). As a symbolic, eight projects will
become the pioneers in starting the program from 2011 to 2025.

This is expressed by the Minister Coordinator of Economic Hatta Rajasa, in the Vice President office,
Jakarta, yesterday.

The president will do telemedia in five points because the implementation of development is started
from Sabang to Merauke. (The Stakeholder) is from BUMN, private sector, foreign direct investment
(FDI) and government funds which valued at Rp200 trillion,” Hatta said.

Budget which is required by MP3Ei until 2025 is nearly Rp3.348 trillion with the allocation for
infrastructure Rp1.551 trillion.

Hatta explained that the launch of MP3EI is the culmination of a series of arrangements which
involving all stakeholders, both from small, medium, and large. “All local governments are involved.
The launch will be marked with the inauguration of the eight projects by the President,” he
explained.

Meanwhile, the eight projects to be constructed, are in Nanggroe Aceh Darrussalam, including the
construction of power plants and the development of sawit industry area in Semangke with the
number Rp6,8 trillion. In Banten province, a new steel mill will be built by a consortium of Krakatau
Steel and Posco.

For the corridor Bali-Nusa Tenggara, will be held the toll road construction projects in Nusa Dua –
Ngurah Rai Rp1,6 trillion by PT Angkasa Pura I, PT Jasa Marga and PT Bali Tourism Development.

In the TB province will be built two reservoirs, in West Kalimantan implemented the mining
construction Rp9 trillion by PT Aneka Tambang (Antam) and ferronickel plant in East Halmahera
valued at Rp15 trillion by PT Antam.

For Papua corridor, will be built the pass roadway from Timika to Nabire and Merauke. “This
illustrated the commitment of the expansion and acceleration of development,” he added.

Hatta continued, to ensure MP3EI run until 2025, the President will issue a presidential decree
(perpres) as a legal statement. In addition, they will also set up a team which will conduct the
monitoring and evaluation. “If there are any disputes, we will do the dispute settlement,” he said.

Source: Media Indonesia Edition Thursday, May 26, 2011

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