Jakarta – The Government of Aceh has conducted a market sounding related to the development of the Zainoel Abidin Public Hospital Aceh which will be cooperated with the private sector through PPP scheme. The event, which was held on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, took place in Sumba Meeting Room, Borobudur Hotel, Central Jakarta, attended directly by Acting Governor of Aceh as the Government Cotracting Agency (GCA), Ir. H. Nova Iriansyah, M.T, People’s Representative Council of Aceh (DPRA), Director of Zainoel Abidin Public Hospital Aceh, Government of Aceh officials, National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Finance, and PT Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee / PT PII (Persero).
Zainoel Abidin Pubic Hospital Aceh is the first PPP project in Aceh that received Project Development Facility (PDF) from the Ministry of Finance through assignments to PT PII (Persero). The project, which has Capital Expenditure value of around IDR 1.5 – 2 trillion, will be collaborated for the next 15 years by using Availability Payment (AP) scheme. Zainoel Abidin Pubic Hospital Aceh is currently preparing to obtain the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation. To support the plan, the scope of the project that will be offered to the private sector includes providing medical equipment, hospital information systems, maintenance of building and medical devices, cleaning and security services, replacing medical devices and building new private wings. This project is the first PPP project that will use sharia contract and it will require the use of sharia finance.
Acting Director of Directorate of Government Support and Infrastructure Financing Management (DGSIFM) of Ministry of Finance, Ir. Brahmantio Isdijoso M.sc. in his remarks appreciated the commitment from Government of Aceh to the PPP Project Zainoel Abidin Public Hospital. He appealed to the private sector not to be afraid and hesitant to invest in this project because it has received support from the Ministry of Finance through PT PII as the guarantor for the default risk and other political risks. He also delivered a message from the Minister of Finance to keep PPP process open, transparent and far from indication of corruption.
Enthusiasm at the market sounding was quite large as seen from an interactive discussion between the GCA and the participants during the event. In addition to the technical aspects, the participants also highlighted the mechanism of sharia financial which has not been widely understood by participants.
The market sounding is expected to capture input from investors, medical facility providers, lenders for the Outline Business Case (OBC) which has been prepared by the GCA assisted by PT PII (Persero) and subsequently will be finalized into Final Business Case (FBC) so that it is ready to be tendered in the 4th quarter in 2019.