BANDUNG-The Governor of West Java, Ahmad Heryawan said that the construction of Soroja Toll Road has nothing to do with the implementation of the National Sports Week (PON) 2016 XIX West Java.
"The toll road is not the plan of the PON committee, it is the project of the Central Government and the Local Government of West Java and has nothing to do with the implementation of PON," said The Governor to www.Jabarprov.go.id, after a coordination meeting of PON XIX Preparation, in Papandayan Hotel on Wednesday (07/09).
According to the Governor, if the construction of the toll road is completed before the big event, which will take place from 17 to 29 September 2016, it will be beneficial for the implementation of PON XIX.
"If the toll road is completed before the big event, it will be beneficial for the implementation of the event. Apparently, It is not completed yet. So, do not associate the toll road with the completion of PON preparation," he said.
According to the Governor, the construction of Soroja Toll Road is not carried out by the PON Committee, so that the completion of all the construction processes cannot be predicted by the committee eventhough the committee had done a coordination discussion in the hope of completing the toll road before PON XIX.
"We have an audience with Toll road contractors and they aim to complete the development processes by the last August, but it missed and apparently also not within this month because of problems ranging from weather until budget, so we will gain no benefit from the existence of the toll," he said. (Parno)