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Japan May Build Seaport in Indonesia

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 9, 2015

 Japan is still interested to build a seaport in Indonesia after its plan to build the Cilamaya seaport was cancelled, reported Antara News as Indonesian Ambassador to Japan Yusron Ihza Mahendra saying.

He said he was confident that Japan was still interested to build a seaport, but it will likely conduct a study on the project first before moving ahead. 
Mahendra met Vice President Jusuf Kalla and discussed the Cilamaya project that had been cancelled as its location would be shifted to the east. 
Mahendra said that Japan hoped for the presence of a good seaport, so that it could focus on automotive exports.
Initially, the development of Cilamaya Port was one of five flagship projects planned with co-operation from Japan, but the USD2.6 billion port project has been hampered by a series of delay since 2010.
The government confirmed that the plan to build a new port would continue, but it would be built in a safer area to the east where the sea has less oil rigs and platforms.
Meanwhile, a delegation of 18 Japanese businessmen who are members of the Japan Business Federation Keidanren had a meeting with President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) at the State Palace and expressed their desire to invest in the field of energy while discussing the obstacles encountered in Indonesia. 

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