Indonesian state-owned port operator Pelindo IV has signed an agreement with state construction firm PT Pembangunan Perumahan (PTPP) to begin the first phase of development of the Makassar New Port in South Sulawesi, local reports said.

Indonesian vice-president Jusuf Kalla-linked Kalla Group is reportedly building what will be the biggest docking port for ships in eastern Indonesia at Makassar in South Sulawesi.