Acting Special Coordinator for the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGI) Helaina Matza will be in Indonesia from August 22 to 28 to advance ongoing U.S. efforts to facilitate strategic infrastructure investments in electric vehicle supply chains and clean energy solutions for captive power. She will meet with government officials and private sector and civil society partners to discuss infrastructure priorities, labor and environmental standards, and opportunities to partner to advance and finance key projects.
“As the U.S. expands its global economic corridor approach, we are looking to expand existing partnerships in Indonesia and identify quality, sustainable infrastructure opportunities,” Matza said. “Building on partnerships in clean energy, PGI will use this trip to assess prospective investments in electric vehicle supply chains and clean energy solutions for captive power.”
Earlier this year, PGI announced a joint U.S.-Indonesia partnership to support Indonesia as a first mover in the region on small modular reactor (SMR) deployment in ASEAN markets, using safe and secure American technology from U.S. company NuScale Power.
“PGI strategically deploys public capital while leveraging private sector expertise and financing across G7+ markets, host countries, and beyond,” Matza said. “It aims to deliver high-quality transformative infrastructure projects, build out regional economic corridors, advance high standards, and improve how we leverage the full suite of tools a tour disposal to scale these investments in the years to come.”
In order to spur inclusive and sustainable economic growth, PGI investments raise labor and environmental standards and promote transparency, governance, and anticorruption measures. These investments also strengthen and diversify our partners’ and our own supply chains and support our mutual economic and national security. Together, investments across a corridor can produce broader, transformative impacts than any individual investment and provide greater opportunities to boost inclusive and sustainable economic growth and development and bolster regional connectivity for sustained peace and prosperity.