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Kalimalang revamp project secures Rp 40b from state budget: Ridwan

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, December 4, 2018   /   01:40 pm
Kalimalang revamp project secures Rp 40b from state budget: Ridwan Children sit on a steel bar over the Kalimalang waterway in East Jakarta during the 73rd anniversary of Indonesia's independence on Aug. 17. (The Jakarta Post/David Caessarre)

West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil announced that he has secured ministry support for a rehabilitation project of the Kalimalang waterway that connects Bekasi and East Jakarta.

The Public Works and Public Housing Ministry will reportedly be allocating Rp 40 billion (US$2.8 million) for the project.

"That is good news […] as everyone is excited about the project," Ridwan said at Gedung Sate in the provincial capital Bandung on Monday evening as reported by tempo.co.

The decision came not long after the provincial administration and the legislative council had agreed on the 2019 draft regional budget, which includes funds for the first stage of the Kalimalang revamp project.

But with the support of the state budget, the two stages of the project will be able to proceed simultaneously.

Ridwan added that a tender would be held as soon as the Home Ministry approved the regional budget draft bill.

The renovation of Kalimalang was one of Ridwan's main programs following his inauguration as West Java governor in September 2018. (ars)