Indonesia to Build Rotterdam-Themed Port


The Indonesian state administration is working with state-owned port operator PT Pelindo II and North operator PT Kawasan Berikat Nusantara to build an integrated seaport called the Port of Jakarta that is modelled on the Port of Rotterdam, according to the Jakarta Post.

Indonesian Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, said: “We want this port to be integrated, just like the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The Port of Rotterdam is dubbed the heart of Europe and we want the Port of Jakarta to be the heart of Asia.

“Rotterdam will be our strategic partner. They have experience with land reclamation development and we can learn from them.”

He further said that during a recent official visit to the Netherlands, the city of Rotterdam had agreed to cooperate with Jakarta in developing the port.

The Port of Rotterdam had previously signed an agreement with Indonesian Port Corporation Pelindo I in Medan, North Sumatra for the development of a new deep sea port Kuala Tanjung in order to provide business opportunities for Dutch companies overseas.

PTI reported previously that Indonesia is planning to build another 22 ports across Indonesia for an estimated cost of US$3.5 billion in order to turn the country into a maritime axis.

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