Just for share: In my humble Engineering/Construction opinion.
This morning I happened to pass by a construction site a few kilometers
away from my home. What I saw immediately aroused my curiosity; and I
stopped by to have a look and chatted with the workers.
were doing trenching works for pipe laying (30 centimeters in diameter
iron cast pipe) for Pertamina ('State Oil and Natural Gas Mining
Company') is an Indonesian government-owned). It is a major pipe laying
To make short the story: All the works were done
manually with outdated tools. These workers are all typical village
farmers-turned construction workers; and with very little technical
know-how. They work on their own with very little or no supervision at
Like everywhere else here especially in the outskirt of
the city (East Java) almost everything are done using their ‘hands’;
heavy machinery and appropriate tools for construction are a very rare
sight. JCB or John Deer???
Ever since I set foot here 8 years
ago I haven’t seen any of these around the construction sites
(trenching/drainage); and cement mixing are all done manually.
P.S. In stark contrast with Malaysia; you may not see even a single
‘Chinese’ odd job or skilled worker in any of the construction sites in
Indonesia. I am not joking :)))