"The government will ensure that the projects will complete (in a) timely (manner) and right on target because it will positively impact Indonesia's economy at the regional or national level," the coordinating ministry's Deputy for Regional and Spatial Development Coordination, Wahyu Utomo, noted in his statement here, Tuesday.
To achieve the goal, parties responsible for collaborative projects (PJPK) must complete various aspects, including a project action plan, until the first semester of 2021, annual milestone projections, and other critical issues, he remarked.
"Action plans, achievement projections, and follow-up to critical issues must be completed by parties responsible for collaborative projects, as (it will be) our basis to assess and project what we must do," the ministry's official stated.
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Utomo expounded that some of the new PSNs are the development of the Integrated Palapa Ring and the construction of a large-scale solar energy power plant in Riau Islands, Ir. H. Djuanda/Jatiluhur II drink water processing system for Jakarta and West Java, and Rukoh Dam and supporting facilities in Aceh.
More projects included as the new PSNs are the development of a coconut plantation and derivative industries in West Papua and integration of state plantation company PT Perkebunan Nusantara through the formation of SugarCo, PalmCo, and SupportingCo, he noted.
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The official stated that the construction of a logistics railway line in East Kalimantan, the Indonesia Konawe Industrial Park (IKIP) in Southeast Sulawesi and its development as a special economic zone, and Thousands Islands tourism development in Jakarta are also part of the new strategic projects.
Two integrated smelter projects of PT Vale Indonesia in Bahodopi, Central Sulawesi, and Pomala, Southeast Sulawesi, and the development of a nickel smelter for electric battery in East Halmahera, North Maluku, are included as the new PSNs, he revealed.
The 13 new PSNs are regulated by Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs Regulation No. 9 of 2022, which amended the list of PSNs regulated by earlier regulations, Utomo added.
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