Indonesia eyes smooth ride on BRI for its projects

North Sumatra's Kuala Tanjung seaport under construction a few months ago. It is set to begin operations next month.
North Sumatra's Kuala Tanjung seaport under construction a few months ago. It is set to begin operations next month.PHOTO: ANTARA FOTO

Soft drink company Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia relies on raw materials such as corn syrup from the United States for its plant in North Sumatra. But these items often end up having to be shipped through Jakarta, as the existing port facilities are not equipped for large vessels.

This is set to change.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 24, 2018, with the headline 'Indonesia eyes smooth ride on BRI for its projects'. Print Edition | Subscribe