Talking about the infrastructure fund in Indonesia, it is indeed a little bit puzzling. In one point, Indonesia is indeed a large country that should be rich. However, it is quite surprising that the budgets spent for infrastructure investment and fund tends to be limited. To learn more about this case, we can take a look other countries in Asia as the comparison. The quality of infrastructure in Indonesia is less than other countries including Singapore, Japan, China and even India. The first rank is occupied by Singapore from all countries in Asia with score of 6.5. For more information, the range of score is from 1 to 7 in which 7 is the highest score of all. Meanwhile, the quality of Indonesia’s infrastructure is on the rank of 92 with score of 3.7 as it is seen from the quality of road, public facilities, and the availability of electricity. It is although the rank is still above Philippines. Of course, it gives any other effects. Some of them are regarding the logistic fund which is quite high and not competitive as it is stated by the logistic performance index in 2014 shown by the number of 3.08.
If we look for what causes this problem, it is mainly due to the funding system. The budgets for infrastructure investment tend to be lower. It is only 2.3% from the total of gross domestic product. When it is combined with other funding resources; they are from national, regional, and private budgets. The national and regional budgets from government are the main sources. Meanwhile, the fund obtained from private companies is still considered as low. Recently, the government still tries to improve the quality of infrastructure. One of the ways is by letting all sides including the private sector to give more contribution to fund the infrastructures to be developed.