The Indonesian Transportation Ministry presented six weighbridge revitalization projects worth IDR 330.66 billion (USD 22.80 million). The projects will comprise of three weighbridges in Sumatra – Muara Tembesi (Jambi), Merapi (South Sumatra) and Blambangan Umpu (Lampung) – and three others in Java – Tanjung and Subah (Central Java) as well as Guyangan (East Java).
The Indonesian government invites the private sector to join the pilot projects, which will be financed through the public-private partnership (PPP) scheme. A 15-year contract for the companies will be issued with investors required to design, finance, build and maintain the weighbridges for a specified period of time in accordance to regulations. Through the state-owned Infrastructure financing guarantee company, PT Penjaminan Infrastruktur Indonesia (PII), the ministry would give guarantees for the investors in all six projects.
Currently, the ministry is in the midst of checking the weighbridges’ condition. The tender prequalification will be carried out in the middle of 2019.
(Source: Jakarta Post)