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Infrastructure Project Selection & Prioritization: Challenges in the Front-End Planning Phase

Seng Hansen, Eric Too, and Tiendung Le
School of Property, Construction & Project Management, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Manuscript received April 22, 2020; revised March 1, 2021; accepted May 7, 2021;issue published May 20, 2021.

Abstract—The increased demand of infrastructure projects is a decision-making problem faced by Indonesia. This is mainly related to the challenges that exist in the process of infrastructure project selection and prioritization. Thus, this paper aimed to understand the challenges of infrastructure project selection and prioritization faced by the largest economy in Southeast Asia. It took a case study approach from three different ministries that manage infrastructure project planning and development. Eighteen semi structured expert interviews were conducted to identify six categories of challenges from the current decision-making practices, namely: planning-related, programming-related, resources-related, behavior & coordination-related, policy & political-related, and regulatory-related challenges. Furthermore, this paper has also established the infrastructure development planning hierarchy as observed in Indonesia. In brief, this paper reflects the current decision-making practices regarding infrastructure project selection and highlights the importance of identifying the various challenges that exist in the current practices.

Index Terms—challenges, front-end planning, Indonesia, infrastructure, project selection

Cite: Seng Hansen, Eric Too, and Tiendung Le, "Analysis and Results Derived from the Development of the Dynamic Metric “Infrastructure Project Selection & Prioritization: Challenges in the Front-End Planning Phase," International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 55-60, May 2021. doi: 10.18178/ijscer.10.2.55-60

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