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Sunda Strait Bridge going ahead as planned

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, July 4 2013 | 01:23 pm

Coordinating Economic Minister Hatta Rajasa says that the Sunda Strait Bridge project will run as planned.

The bridge, which is estimated to cost more than Rp 100 trillion (US$10.1 billion), is an important part of the Masterplan for the Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesian Economic Development for the Sumatra corridor.

'€œThe government will start construction of the bridge soon so that everything will be fully integrated,'€ Hatta said as quoted by Kontan.co.id.

The bridge is halted due to a difference of opinion between former Finance Minister Agus Martowardojo, who is now Bank Indonesia governor, and Hatta.

Agus wanted the government to have a role in financing the bridge to ensure good governance in the project while Hatta wants the bridge fully financed by private parties.

 

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