Jakarta. Indonesia is still a country in the making. From Sabang to Merauke, the ambitious construction of roads and high-rise buildings continue to pop up throughout the archipelago, all of which are aimed at improving citizens’ ways of life.
It’s no wonder, therefore, that the building and construction sector contributed around 10.45 percent, or approximately $90.6 billion, to Indonesia’s gross domestic product in 2012.
The industry’s contribution to the national GDP is one of the highest among Asian countries. According to the Ministry of Public Works, the national construction market has also continued to escalate year by year since 2009. In 2013, its highest at $40.3 billion.
This growth prompted Reed Panorama Exhibitions (RPE) to present “Megabuild Indonesia 2014” in the Jakarta Convention Center from Thursday to Sunday this week.
“It’s a must-attend event in building and construction in Indonesia,” RPE project director Steven Chwee said.
RPE is a joint venture company between Reed Exhibitions, a leading international events coordinator, and Indonesia’s leading tourism, transportation and hospitality group of companies, Panorama Group.
After their joint venture in 2012, RPE began conducting research on local industries, including building and construction. Read More