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New Bogor leaders urged to solve Parung Panjang road problems

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 31, 2018   /   05:46 pm
New Bogor leaders urged to solve Parung Panjang road problems New leadership: West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil explains his development programs in an event held at the Gedung Sate heritage building in Bandung, West Java, on Friday. (Antara/Raisan Al Farisi)

During the inauguration on Monday of newly elected Bogor Regent Ade Munawaroh Yasin and her deputy, Iwan Setiawan, West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil called on them to solve Parung Panjang's road-related problems.

The problems emerged in early 2018 when residents of Parung Panjang protested against heavy vehicles carrying loads from mining companies and damaging roads in the area.

"I have talked with Bu Ade. Hopefully, there will be a short-term solution soon," Ridwan said after their inauguration at the Gedung Sate heritage building in Bandung, West Java, as reported by tempo.co.

Ridwan said the West Java administration planned to build a road in Parung Panjang that would be called Jl. Tambangas as a solution. The road would provide an alternate route for heavy trucks that carry minerals. However, he admitted the construction would take a long time.

"Creating a new route needs a plan, land clearing and construction. The process is not as simple as expected," he said.

The governor added that the administration's 2019 budget had allocated funds to survey the route for Jl. Tambang, but the exact location of the road had not been decided. The administration was still waiting for the commitment of the Bogor administration, he said.

"We are waiting for a solution from the regent, who has the authority to solve the problem," Ridwan said.

Ridwan inaugurated Ade and Iwan after he received a letter from the Home Ministry dated Oct.1, which confirmed the dismissal of the former regent, Rachmat Yasin, and his deputy, Karyawan Faturahman, and ordered the governor to inaugurate the elected regent and deputy regent. Rachmat, who is also the brother of Ade, was dismissed over alleged corruption. (ars/ebf)