26 November: Maximising the impact of South Sulawesi’s first railway line

Eastern Indonesia’s first railway line is under construction in South Sulawesi and is set to transform the province. The railway line will host freight and passenger transport, increasing connectivity that could improve the lives and livelihoods of many.

On Day 2, the AIC welcomed experts, including members of PAIR’s Research Advisory Panel to a policy forum to discuss the plans for the railway line from a national, provincial and industry perspective. This was followed by a panel discussion with PAIR researchers. They presented their findings to date alongside plans for the next stage of their research, which will inform strategies for realising the vision of a fully integrated and effective transport system.

Indonesian and Australian Government representatives delivered opening and closing remarks.

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Background reading


Budi Karya Sumadi

Minister of Transport
Republic of Indonesia

Prof Wihana Kirana Jaya

Special Staff, Econ
Affairs & Transport
Investment, RI

Prakosa Hadi Takariyanto

Technical Director
PT Pelabuhan ID IV


Dr Hendra Pachri

Member for Infrastructure

Dr Arafah

SulSel Transport Office

Dr Hasnawati Saleh

PAIR Research
Coordinator, AIC

Professor Siti Malkhamah

AIC Senior Fellow
Universitas Gadjah Mada

Professor Andreas Ernst

AIC Senior Fellow
Monash University

Professor Nyoman Pujawan

AIC Senior Fellow

Helen Brown

Head, Comms & Outreach

Alison Duncan

Minister Counsellor,
Economic, Investment &
Australian Embassy