The Rp 22.6 trillion ($2.4 billion) expansion of Tanjung Priok Port in North Jakarta is facing delays, according to thejakartaglobe.com.
A senior executive at state port operator Pelindo II said: â€žThese delays are because of the failure of the Transportation Ministry to issue concession permits.â€ś
About the project
The Kalibaru project will involve the construction of a Rp 22.6 trillion port, called New Priok, in Kalibaru, seven kilometers west of Tanjung Priok.
This major project will include three container terminals, an oil and gas terminal and a seven-kilometer toll road linking it to Tanjung Priok. Pelindo II was appointed by the government to build and operate Kalibaru.
â€žPelindo II already had a construction permit and could break ground on the project without the concession permits,â€ś Richard J. Lino, president director of Pelindo II said.
â€śIt can be done,â€ť he said. â€śThey can take care of the concession permits while simultaneously working on the project.â€ť
Dredging Today Staff, August 7, 2012; Image: sgl