Emaar Properties will meet with Indonesian authorities in early 2010 to address progress on its $600m planned resort development in Bali, the Dubai developer told Arabian Business on Tuesday.

The Jakarta Globe newspaper reported that Indonesian government officials appeared to be distancing themselves from Emaar as their joint venture agreement ran out on 31 December.

The $600m Lombok project, launched by the former Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla in May 2007, is planned to be a 1,200-hectare resort located at the Kuta and Tanjung A’an beaches.