23 May 2023
Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Ms Penny Williams PSM and Minister of Public Works and Housing of the Republic of Indonesia Mr Basuki Hadimuljono this week opened the new office of the Indonesia-Australia Partnership for Infrastructure (KIAT).
The new office will support KIAT’s expanding program of work to improve infrastructure development in Indonesia.
“Infrastructure is a priority for both our countries. Australia’s infrastructure partnership with Indonesia spans more than two decades. Through KIAT we work closely with the Ministry of Public Works and Housing in the roads, water and sanitation sectors,” said Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Penny Williams.
Both Australia and Indonesia recognise the importance of good infrastructure in improving the livelihoods and economies in our countries.
“Good infrastructure contributes to economic growth by providing access to economic opportunities through the creation of jobs and markets, as well as access to basic services such as schools and hospitals,” said Ambassador Williams.
Indonesia and Australia have collaborated on infrastructure development from the national level right through to cities, provinces, and districts, where the infrastructure is delivered and where people directly benefit.
In the last 9 years, support from the Australian Government has improved over 6,000kms of sub-national roads. In the sanitation sector, Australia is supporting the construction of a wastewater treatment plant in Palembang city, which will make a significant contribution to the quality of sanitation services.
Through KIAT, Australia and Indonesia are also working together to support gender equality and disability inclusion by ensuring infrastructure is accessible and benefits all people.
To learn more about the Indonesia-Australia Partnership for Infrastructure (KIAT), visit: www.kiat.or.id
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