Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono had met with Aceh Governor Zaini Abdullah a few days ago to talk about the target for signing the contract.
The ministry had encountered some problems, such as with Hutama Karya"s request for additional funding and land acquisition, which is the responsibility of the Aceh administration.
As a result of these delays, the government"s share of the 10 percent down payment will expire because the funds were budgeted in the 2015 state budget.
"Trans Papua and border roads are a priority and their (budgets) will not be reduced," said Advisor on Development Integration to the Minister of Public Works Danis Sumadilaga.
There were some instances where financing was not an issue but realisation and implementation of the project had been delayed. Such as in the case of high voltage direct current (HVDC) project.
"We need a major port on the north coast of Java with a capacity of around 7.5 million TEUs by 2037 to improve the efficiency of transport and logistics."