BANDUNG-West Java Provincial Government and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) again discussed the fate of the sustainability of the Bandung Intra Urban Tol Road (BIUTR) project.
West Java Regional Secretary Iwa Karniwa said in his fourth meeting with JICA, the certainty of the project depends on the willingness of the Central, Provincial and City Government of Bandung to share the budget (cost sharing) of land acquisition. "There will be a last meeting on cost sharing," he said after receiving a JICA representative at Gedung Sate, Bandung, Tuesday (30/5).
According to the last meeting will determine whether all parties undertake to allocate the budget in Provincial and City APBN or APBD. After the agreement figures appear, then the next will be drawn up a memorandum of understanding between the Central Government, the Governor of West Java, and the Mayor of Bandung. "This MoU culminates in the budget allocation from APBN, West Java APBD, and APBD of Bandung," he said.
This unfinished process at once dismisses the news circulating in the community if the physical construction of BIUTR will begin at the end of 2017 where the initial segment will be built starting to the Pasteur Toll exit. "It can not be started, of course, because this must be a MoU between the parties," he said.
West Java Regional Income Office itself has so far identified the budget allocation that should be prepared by the provincial government. These figures are also compiled by the Bandung City Government to be approved by the Mayor to be budgeted in the APBD. "The MoU process depends on each of the highest policy makers, Mr. Governor, and the Mayor," he explained. (Even)