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The United States and Indonesia Sign Agreement to Expand Cooperation on Infrastructure Projects

August 09, 2012
The United States and Indonesia sign Memorandum of Understanding for greater cooperation on infrastructure development (State Dept.)

The United States and Indonesia sign Memorandum of Understanding for greater cooperation on infrastructure development

Jakarta - The United States and Indonesia achieved another milestone under the Comprehensive Partnership between our two countries with the August 8 signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support greater bilateral cooperation on infrastructure projects.  Visiting U.S. Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs José Fernandez and Indonesia Ministry of Industry Director General of International Cooperation Agus Tjahajana signed the MOU at the Ministry of Industry.  We believe the MOU will create greater opportunities for American and Indonesian businesses to collaborate with the Government of Indonesia on infrastructure projects in priority sectors such as industrial zones, energy and power, transportation, water, and green industry development in key corridors under the Indonesian Masterplan, including Sumatra, East Kalimantan, and East Java.
 
U.S. Ambassador Scot Marciel, who witnessed the signing along with Indonesian Minister of Industry M.S. Hidayat, said, “This MOU is another example of how the Comprehensive Partnership between our two countries will benefit both Americans and Indonesians.  It will facilitate additional opportunities for cooperation to help Indonesia meet its infrastructure needs, while at the same helping to grow our two economies and create jobs.”
 
One example of greater cooperation on infrastructure projects is the recent deal between the American company Celanese Corporation and Pertamina to develop synthetic fuel-ethanol projects in Indonesia, a potential $2 billion investment by Celanese Corporation.  Celanese Corporation representatives attended the MOU signing.

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