New seaport, power plant for Java industrial park

Kendal Industrial Park in Central Java is expected to generate around 100,000 jobs when the first phase of the project is complete in 2021, according to Sembcorp. Located less than an hour's drive from the provincial capital Semarang, the industrial
Kendal Industrial Park in Central Java is expected to generate around 100,000 jobs when the first phase of the project is complete in 2021, according to Sembcorp. Located less than an hour's drive from the provincial capital Semarang, the industrial township comprises facilities for light industries such as the manufacturing of furniture, as well as residential and entertainment developments.PHOTO: REUTERS

Indonesian joint venture with Sembcorp shaping up well with infrastructure boost

Kendal Industrial Park (KIP) in Central Java is upgrading a local seaport and building a new power plant as the joint venture between Indonesia's Jababeka and Singapore's Sembcorp Development continues to take shape.

KIP chief executive Stanley Ang said Indonesia's state-owned port operator Pelindo III and its partners will expand Kendal Port into an international hub with the potential to process up to a million twenty-foot equivalent unit containers per year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 25, 2018, with the headline 'New seaport, power plant for Java industrial park'. Print Edition | Subscribe