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Jakarta road agency continues work to improve sidewalks

  • Andi Muhammad Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 11 2018   /  12:55 am

The Jakarta Bina Marga Road Agency and cement manufacturer PT Holcim Indonesia have unveiled the latest improvements on sidewalks and Transjakarta bus lanes near the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) sports complex ahead of the 2018 Asian Games.

“Bina Marga is continuing improvements on infrastructure facilities, so that they will be ready for the Asian Games,” Bina Marga planning division head Riri Asnita told reporters on Thursday.

She said the improvement work was being carried out to make the sidewalks strong enough for the city’s climatic conditions.

Sidewalks since 2015 had used concrete as their main component because of that material’s longevity and relatively easy maintenance.

However, the revamped 6.9 kilometers of sidewalks along Jl. Sudirman and Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta have more complicated designs, employing other materials, such as grani...