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Jakarta Post

Sunda Strait bridge lacks govt support

  • Hans David Tampubolon

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, February 18 2012   /  10:21 am

PT Graha Banten Lampung Sejahtera, a consortium of companies, appointed to prepare development of the Sunda Strait Bridge, says preparation is running slowly due to a lack of government assistance.

Graha Banten Lampung Sejahtera president director Agung R. Prabowo said that the lack of government support made extended preparation work, such as requiring the necessary permits to conduct feasibility studies.

He said that compared with international standards, a feasibility study on a massive project such as the Sunda Strait bridge would take at least three years to be completed. “We have been given two years, but we are confident in being able to complete the feasibility study within two years, as long as all elements involved in the project are working together with a strong commitment,” Agung said.

Due to the massive scale and importance of the bridge, in Decembe...