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Jakarta Post

Governor Fauzi not all that keen on fixing busted roads

  • Niken Prathivi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 25 2009   /  02:13 pm

The old adage puts safety first, but Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo seems to think it can wait, as in the case of damaged roads. The rainy season has traditionally been a time when motorists, and in particular motorcyclists, are warned to drive more carefully to avoid rainwater-deluged potholes. But on Tuesday, Fauzi said his administration would not rush to repair them, adding it could wait until the advent of the dry season. "We'll repair the damaged roads; we have the money for it," he said. "However, we won't do it right away." He said his administration had made its own assessments of the road conditions as well as traffic load for each road. Fauzi also said should the administration insist on repairing the damaged roads during the rainy season, the work would be in vain. Heavy rains coupled with increased loading only serve to hasten the damage, the ...