Indonesia’s newly elected President, Joko Widodo, is focusing on the development of basic infrastructure as a key priority for the initial phase of his term. Targeted infrastructure projects will include 2,000 kilometers of new roads nationwide, 10 new airports, 10 seaports, and 10 industrial estates. Meanwhile, the government has launched a program to build one million houses per year, which will commence in March 2015. To Achieve these ambitious targets, precast and pre stressed concrete will play a major role as these techniques are essential in order to enhance production efficiency.
The Indonesian Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing is working closely with the Indonesia Association of Precast and Pre stressed Engineers and the Indonesian Association of Precast and Prestressed Companies (IAPPI & AP3I). Together they have established several programs to encourage the expansion of the national precast and pre stressed industry, covering everything from research and development, regulations, implementation and standardisation to human resource development.
Concrete Show South East Asia was successfully held for the second time last October, with more than 200 companies from 20 countries participating in the exhibition and visited by over 5,000 industry professionals. Held in parallel with the exhibition was an extensive program of conferences and technical seminars. The Vice Minister of Public Works (2009-2014 period) gave the keynote speech at the Precast Seminar, technology through the introduction of green high performance concrete was the theme of the International Conference, and there were numerous papers presented in the Concrete Technology Seminar.
Concrete Show South East Asia will held again in Jakarta on 28 – 30 October 2015, with an exhibition area double the size of last year and an even more comprehensive array of exhibits and live demonstrations. A full program of conference and seminars will be organised in association with the Indonesia Association of Precast and Prestressed Engineers.