The government of Indonesia to invite tenders for four PPP projects costs $3bn in 2015.
The projects rolled out by the Indonesian government are the Balikpapan-Samarinda toll road, the Manado-Bitung toll road, a drinking water supply project in Semarang, and the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Railway which assumes to be started in May
Basuki Hadimuljono , Public Works and Public Housing Minister said the Balikpapan-Samarinda toll road project is to be tendered in May. The 94km toll road involves of five sections, of which the central government will fund two of them. The three remaining sections are to be tendered to the private sector.
The second project is the Manado-Bitung toll road in North Sulawesi probably to be tendered in the fourth quarter of 2015. The $353m concession will include financing, construction, operation, and maintenance.
The Indonesian government gained a loan from China for both toll projects in 2014. A $78m drinking water treatment system (SPAM) project in western Semarang, Central Java, is the third PPP identified as a priority by the minister. It is expected to be tendered in September.
The fourth and largest PPP touted to be tendered in 2015 is the long-delayed Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Railway. In July 2014, 19 firms expressed their interest in plans for the new rail link in Tangerang.
In the meantime, the West Java Provincial Government is looking for expressions of interest for a $46m contract to design, develop, finance and operate solid waste management infrastructure in Nambo.