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Kadin Indonesia Supports the Acceleration of Transportation Infrastructure Development

by Sebastianus Epifany Monday, September 18, 2017 - 15:41

JAKARTA - The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) seeks to encourage the development of transportation infrastructure in Jabodetabek to be faster and on time so that the Jabodetabek economy will continue to grow. Hence Kadin is encouraging private involvement to help the government accelerate development.

Vice Chairman of Kadin for Infrastructure, Erwin Aksa explained that along with the development era, the transportation system in Jabodetabek has acted as a facility for production and investment system that gives positive impact to economic condition.

"From the macroeconomic side, transportation plays a strategic role in increasing national GDP, because of its nature as derived demand, which means that if the transportation provision increased it will trigger an increase in GDP," said Erwin Aksa as reported from (18/9).

Erwin Aksa explained that the role of transportation infrastructure in Jabodetabek is still marked by transportation characteristics which faced with low service quality and limited service coverage. Therefore, private involvement is needed in the process of development to the improvement of service quality.

"Although some Government efforts to overcome traffic jam in Jabodetabek have been done, such as the addition of Transjakarta bus and electric railway (KRL), but the existence of Transjakarta and KRL buses is considered not enough to reduce congestion because the available route has not been connected as a whole with other transportation," state Erwin.

Kadin noted that there are some things that are difficult to find in solving transportation problems in Jabodetabek, among others, high vehicle growth, low road user discipline, poor planning and structuring of the city, poor public vehicle conditions, poor security and comfort in the streets.

On the other hand, the issuance of Presidential Decree Number 103 of 2015 on Transportation Management Agency Jakarta, Bogor, Tangerang, Depok, and Bekasi (Jabodetabek) has given hope to solve transportation problems in Jabodetabek to transport services in an integrated manner by implementing good organizational governance.

"In the future, we expect the government to explore cooperation opportunities with the private sector in improving the quality of transportation infrastructure services in Jabodetabek," said Erwin.

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