The Global Infrastructure Investment Forum (GIIF) 2021 was formally opened by national development planning ministry’s Deputy in Charge of Infrastructure and Facilities, Josaphat Rizal Primana and President Commissioner of On Us Asia, Sri Rahayu.
The GIIF 2021, which was held from 28 to 29 July 2021, is a forum for Indonesian infrastructure players to discuss about the latest development in the infrastructure industry, expand and share knowledge about infrastructure, find solutions and breakthroughs to the infrastructure challenges, and strengthen the professional network among all infrastructure stakeholders.
Featuring the theme of “Elevating Together: Infrastructure New Paradigm for A Winning Future”, the two-day international event was addressed by national and international speakers, who include Human Development and Culture Coordinating Minister Muhadjir Effendy, National Development Planning Minister/National Development Planning Board (Bappenas) Chairman Suharso Monoarfa, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Public Works and Housing Minister Mochamad Basuki Hadimoeljono, Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita, Agrarian and Spatial Planning Minister/National Land Agency (BPN) Chairman Sofyan A. Djalil, Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno, and other competent speakers.
Josaphat Rizal Primana said in his opening speech that infrastructure development is aimed to support the national transformation strategy, which is the government’s commitment to create a new paradigm. “The new paradigm in infrastructure includes compliance with the principles of green economy and adoption of economic digitization,” said Josaphat Rizal Primana who represented National Development Planning Minister Suharso Monoarfa during the opening ceremony.
Addressing the annual event, Sri Rahayu said that the infrastructure is the key factor in accelerating the economic recovery that will result in a multiplier effect for improving the public welfare. “Infrastructure in Indonesia has been massively developed and brought a multiplier effect in all economic sectors,” she said.
She noted that an effective synergy and collaboration is needed among the government, infrastructure players, investors and other stakeholders to make the infrastructure as a means of transforming Indonesian economy from its current condition that is impacted by the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic.
Editing by Besalicto Simbolon