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Government targets 2009 to complete repairs on Indonesia's road network

  • Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Medan   /   Tue, March 25 2008   /  11:20 am

The central government has announced it plans to complete road repairs by 2009, in response to a national public outcry on the poor condition of roads. National Development Planning Board deputy head, Max H. Pohan, said good infrastructure was vital for economic growth and the poor condition of roads could not be ignored for too long. "The government has set 2009 as a target for completing all road repairs. We will complete the roadwork in stages in every province by prioritizing roads that lead to production centers," Max told the media Monday, after opening the 2008 North Sumatra Development and Planning Conference. Max said North Sumatra was one of the provinces where the government would focus its roadwork project because of its role as a leader in global competition, especially since the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community. North Sum...