China to build ports in Papua


Chinese representatives and Indonesian government officials will discuss port investment opportunities in Indonesia

Nine Chinese companies are interested in building seaports and airports in the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua, according to media reports.

Representatives of the companies will meet with Indonesia’s government officials and will be presented with possible investment opportunities in the Papua and West Papua regions.

Indonesia’s Transportation Minister, Freddi Numberi, told reporters that construction of basic infrastructure of the country’s future ports in the Papua region has already started.

Numberi added that the meeting between Indonesia’s government officials and the Chinese representatives will include discussions on Indonesia’s plans on promoting public-private partnerships.

Numberi says that he hopes China will be able to participate in the development of the region.

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