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Infrastructure Development Acceleration Requires Reliable Supply Chain of Construction Resources

by Sebastianus Epifany Friday, October 27, 2017 - 11:13

JAKARTA - Infrastructure development now becomes the priority of Indonesian Government. Infrastructure development target during the period of 2015-2019 includes: the development of 1000km toll road, new road development along 2.650 km, the development of 65 dams and also the provision of 1 million house. From these targets, various infrastructure development has been achieved during the three years of the government, such as: 39 dams (30 new and 9 completed) where the built dam has broadened the reservoir irrigation service from 761.542 Ha (11%) into 859.626 Ha (12,9 %), toll road development along 568 km, the improvement of Water Provision system of 20.430 litres/second, achievement of housing provision of 2.204.939 unit, and many more.

Not only that, to complete the target of Infrastructure development, the Ministry of PUPR continues to work non-stop. It is estimated that by the end of 2019 there will be constructed 1.851 toll road, the development of Water Supply System to produce 70.471 litres/second of clean water and so on.

"The big scale infrastructure like that must be supported by the construction industry and the readiness of the reliable construction resources supply chain. Construction resources here include the business of building materials suppliers, construction equipment suppliers business, construction technology suppliers business, and construction workers' suppliers business," thus delivered by Plt. Director General of Construction of PUPR Ministry Danis Sumadilaga in the press release of PUPR Press Conference related with Konstruksi Indonesia 2017.

Not only that, by ensuring the reliability of construction resources in support of Acceleration of Infrastructure Development means also support the Indonesia competitiveness. In the international arena, Indonesia's competitiveness is currently ranked at 36. It happened because one of the leverage factors which is infrastructure competitiveness is currently ranked 52nd after last year was ranked 60th.

To support this, the Construction Services Law No.2 of 2017 expressly mentions in Article 17 paragraph (1): The business activities of Construction Services is supported by the business of supply chain of construction resources. Thus through this Law, the construction services sector is brought to a new direction of strengthening the stakeholders of Construction Services, especially the supply chain of the Construction Industry and Building Supply Enterprises.

"But the Government can not work alone. To be able to provide the needs of construction resources, the Government with construction stakeholders must cooperate to improve the ability and the competitiveness of construction resources suppliers to welcoming the new era of the construction industry in Indonesia," said Danis.

Konstruksi Indonesia 2017, as the gathering event for construction stakeholders both from within and outside the country, can be utilized as an appropriate platform to find solutions as well as the coordination place between the Government and business actors in supporting the availability of the construction resources supply.

Konstruksi Indonesia 2017 will be held together with The Big 5 Construct Indonesia, in conjunction with Indonesia Infrastructure Week (IIW) 2017 on 8-10 November 2017 at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC). This event will be attended by more than 300 best companies in the infrastructure construction sector, both locally and internationally by exhibiting a range of innovative construction equipment and latest construction technology products and services. The exhibition also features 34 free certified CPD (Continuous Professional Development) workshops that focus on a range of important educational topics. Project Management, Innovation & Technology, and Smart City are key themes, which will help industry professionals develop skills and knowledge in the important areas for future business success.

Konstruksi Indonesia 2017 and The Big 5 Construct Indonesia 2017 is designed as a bridge for various elements in the construction sector, ranging from private contractors, governments, SOEs, academics and the public to do business and discuss and encourage the development of a potential construction industry. By co-locating with Indonesia Infrastructure Week 2017, this makes the event as one of the largest infrastructure construction exhibition and conference in the country.

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