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Indonesia, China sign MoUs on infrastructure project cooperation

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Indonesia and China have agreed to step up cooperation in infrastructure and water resource development, state news agency Antara reported.

The countries recently signed of two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) in Beijing, covering road and bridge infrastructure construction water resource cooperation.

The road and bridge infrastructure projects would be constructed with the support of a preferential buyer’s credit facility of the Chinese government, the Indonesian ambassador was quoted by Antara as saying.

The projects will include the Musi III bridge in South Sumatra, Tayan bridge in Kalimantan, Kendari bridge in Southeast Sulawesi, Medan-Kualanamu toll road in North Sumatra, and Coleunyi-Sumedang-Dawuan toll road in West Java.

The cooperation in the infrastructure development will include transfer of technology, such as that in the implementation of the Suramadu (Surabaya-Madura) bridge project in East Java.

The water resource development cooperation will cover a dam project in Aceh, Indonesia`s northern-most province. The Jambu Aye dam project in Aceh would provide an irrigation for local farmers, in anticipation of floods, and supplying hydro-electricity a power plant in Aceh, according to Ambassador Sudrajat.

Indonesia and China have been working on the construction of a dam in Jatigede, West Java.


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