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Suramadu bridge expected to be completed next year

  • Indra Harsaputra and Wahyoe Boediwardhana

    The Jakarta Post

Surabaya, Malang   /   Mon, April 7 2008   /  11:15 am

BRIDGE VIEW: Vice President Jusuf Kalla checks the ongoing construction of the Suramadu bridge linking East Java with Madura Island. Kalla said he hoped the project could be completed before general elections next year. (JP/Indra Harsaputra) Vice President Jusuf Kalla has called for the Suramadu bridge linking Surabaya and Madura island in East Java to be completed before the start of general elections in April 2009. "With the bridge in operation, campaigns to Madura could easily be conducted," Kalla said in a visit to the project on Sunday. Kalla was accompanied by East Java Governor Imam Utomo and a number of ministers, including minister of industry Fahmi Idris and minister of public works Joko Kirmanto. The 5.4-kilometer bridge is under construction between Surabaya in Java and the town of Bangkalan on the island of Madura. The Rp 3 trilli...