On March 26, 2018, Mr. Suharso Monoarfa, Member of the Presidential Advisory Council (WANTIMPRES) visited Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau office (German Development Bank which is known as KfW) in Frankfurt, Federal Republic of Germany. Mr. Monoarfa received by Dr. Christine Helmburger, the Director of East Asia and Pacific KfW, which further exchange views and information about the role of KfW (as promotional banks) in financing German infrastructure projects.
Mr. Monoarfa conveyed to Dr. Christine that Indonesia need to learn from KfW experience, in particularly the way on of how financing the public infrastructure projects could be more feasible and economical in state budget term, and environment friendly as well. Indonesia needs to have a development bank similar to KfW that is not only capabile to do financing on infrastructure projects, but can also able to provide financing on other areas of interest such as: public housing, health, education, energy, start-up, small medium enterprises, maritime, environmental protection, and many others. (AD)