Welcome to CSID
Infrastructure development is vital in providing the necessary conditions to foster growth and economic development in Indonesia. Infrastructure covers various sectors that represent a large share of an economy and become a critical index of economic vitality. Both components of infrastructure, physical and social infrastructures, are required to provide the necessary services for public interests. Reliable public utilities (e.g. power, telecommunication, water and gas supply, and other utilities), public works (e.g. roads, dams and canals, tunnels) and public transport (urban transports, railways, ports and waterways, and airports) are basic elements of a productive economy. Therefore, provision and maintenance of adequate infrastructure is essential for achieving rapid and sustainable economic growth. The adequacy of infrastructure helps to determine Indonesia’s key success factors in increasing productivity, expanding trade and industry, coping with population growth, reducing poverty, improving environmental sustainability and living standards of the society. The trends in infrastructure spending and the availability of infrastructure have improved significantly in Indonesia over recent years.
Responding to the need for infrastructure development in Indonesia, the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Development (CSID) was established at the Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia. Having established a solid reputation and recognition of its members, CSID research focuses on infrastructure design and planning, financial and business management and innovative use of technologies, coupled with emerging best practice approaches applied to infrastructure development. By having well-planned infrastructure research, we believe that potential breakthroughs will make infrastructure project development more efficient and effective, and therefore, more beneficial for both public and private sectors.