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Jakarta Post

Governors demand involvement in Sunda Strait Bridge project

  • Oyos Saroso H.N.

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 9 2012   /  05:30 am

The governors of Lampung and Banten said they demanded that they be included in a consortium to manage the Sunda Strait Bridge (JSS) project.

Lampung Governor Sjachroedin ZP said he and Banten Governor Ratu Atut Choisiyah would express their objection if their consortium, which had initiated the JSS development project a few years ago, was omitted from the project following the central government’s plan to take over the feasibility study.

“That is why we want to see President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. We will object if the central government plans not to involve us in the project,” Sjachroedin said over the weekend.

He also expressed his concern that the feasibility study would have another postponement if it was taken over by the central government. He said the study would require between 3 and 4 percent of the total project funds, which is estimated to be mo...