Jakarta – Infrastructure development carried out by the administration of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) was appreciated by various groups. The development is considered to be connecting between regions in Indonesia.
Infrastructure observer, Shadik Wahono, said that what President Jokowi did would make Indonesia a growing country in terms of infrastructure. This good development will become more massive if we pay attention to a number of things going forward.
“The first is related to investor confidence. Legal certainty, cooperation contracts, and security guarantees provided by the government to investors are the keys to the success of infrastructure development. The reason is that investors will feel very secure when investing in Indonesia,” said Shadik Wahono in a press statement received by Beritasatu.com on Saturday (1/6/2019).
Second, said Shadik, related to operational efficiency. In this case, the government can involve local human resources (HR) to reduce operational costs ( operational expenditure ( opex ). “Local energy absorption also functions for the long term. Later they will also take part in maintaining the infrastructure,” Shadik continued.
Third, regarding construction techniques. Shadik said that the future development could adopt Socrobahu construction techniques for the construction of elevated tolls or multilevel toll roads. This construction technique can streamline road use. “So the road will remain wide and smooth,” Shadik said.
The last is related to financing. According to Shadik, in some countries funding through donor agencies often makes development slow. Because, many things must be taken into account. “Until now, financing involving conventional banks is still very much better,” Shadik said.
Of course, added Shadik, to involve banks, the government could create an attractive mechanism for the conventional banking.
In line with Shadik, infrastructure observer, Nuzul Achzar, emphasized development in return of investment or ROI. “So that there will be no loss,” said Nurul.
For that, Nurul continued, in the future the government must pay attention to the investment scheme for the infrastructure. “At this time the government is carrying out development first, after that, it is only looking for investors and making regulations,” said Nurul.
Previously, the government through the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (Kempupera) will build 732 kilometers (km) of national roads in 2019. The development includes toll roads that reach 218 km. That way, the total length of national roads built from the 2015-2019 period reached 4,119 km.