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Java's southern coastal area suggested as alternative route for Idul Fitri exodus

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The Jakarta Post

-  /  Sat, May 26, 2018  /  12:07 pm
Java's southern coastal area suggested as alternative route for Idul Fitri exodus

Teluk Penyu Beach in Cilacap, Central Java, is one of the spots along the southern coastal area. (Shutterstock/Dana Dri Purwanto)

The Public Works and Housing Ministry says infrastructure construction progress for this year's Idul Fitri exodus has reached 90 percent completion. The ministry is hopeful that the traffic flow will be better than last year.

In Java, development and repairs of non-toll roads have been concluded on the north, middle and south area. Along the southern coastal area, travelers can view the beautiful coastline.

Arie Setiadi Moerwanto, general director of Bina Marga road agency said his side had been striving to provide well-paved roads.

“We’re trying as hard as we can to provide better service than last year. As for the southern coastal area, we call it the scenic road. We can assure you that the road’s condition is excellent,” said Arie in a press statement, as quoted by on Monday.

Bina Marga road preservation director Hedy Rahardian, road asked the public to utilize Java’s southern coastal area.

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“No need to worry as the number of hotels as well as camp grounds and public infrastructure are abundant,” said Hedy.

The southern coastal area stretches 1,405 kilometers, starting from Banten province in West Java all the way to Central Java, Yogyakarta and East Java.

Destinations can be found along the road, such as beaches, rice fields and mountains, which can serve as places to rest and take photos.

A number of popular beaches on the southern coastal area are Santolo and Pangandaran in West Java, Teluk Penyu in Central Java, Parangtritis in Yogyakarta as well as Soge and Tiga Warna in East Java. (wng)


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