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City opens Muara Angke marina

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 6 2012   /  09:14 am

JPAfter six years of construction, the new Muara Angke marina in North Jakarta was finally opened on Thursday by Governor Fauzi Bowo.

The new marina is designated to be the official marina for passenger ships plying routes between the Thousand Islands regency and the mainland.

Fauzi said that although the infrastructure and facilities of the Rp 130 billion (US$14.27 million) marina project have not yet been fully completed, he expected that the new hub would improve transport service. “It’s not yet perfect but I hope this will help the people of the regency,” he said during the opening ceremony.

The governor admitted that the new marina was located quite far from the nearest main road. “It was difficult to find the location for the construction of the new marina, but the current location is not bad,” he said.

Fauzi promised that the administration wo...