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    Idul Adha in Sukabumi, Jokowi Promises to Complete Transportation Infrastructure


    SUKABUMI CITY-President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) celebrates Idul adha 1438 H in Sukabumi City. Accompanied by West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan (Aher), as well as wife Netty Prasetiyani Heryawan, Jokowi with First Lady Iriani Joko Widodo performing Eid prayer in Merdeka Field, Perintis Kemerdekaan Street Sukabumi, Friday morning (1/9/17).

    On this occasion, before Jokowi prayer revealed that the Central Government will soon complete the construction of several transportation infrastructure projects in the Sukabumi area. Such as the construction of double track rails, highways, and airports.

    It was also welcomed by Governor Aher. Indeed some of these projects are old projects. He hopes in this Jokowi period can be completed construction.

    "One of them is Toll. Toll has been started since the time of Mr SBY, even since the New Order of the tender, but it can only be completed in 2015 ago there is acceleration of settlement," said Aher after Eid prayer.

    Related to the construction of the airport in Sukabumi, according to Aher pioneering airport is necessary to accommodate transportation and tourism needs especially in South Sukabumi. "Especially the tourism that is now being opened, namely Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu Geopark, and as the President hopes that the 2019 toll can be operated," said Aher.

    Jokowi uses the train on his way to Sukabumi yesterday. It was deliberately done to check the readiness of Bogor-Sukabumi double track train track construction.

    "Yesterday I was riding the train while checking in. And then Insha Allah this year will begin construction (double track train track) from Bogor-Sukabumi Insha Allah, next year - this new surveyed as well - will be forwarded Sukabumi-Cianjur-Kota Bandung , "said Jokowi in his speech before Eid al-Adha prayer.

    Jokowi confessed for the construction of Bogor-Sukabumi train line budget already exists. "Yesterday we have seen it is very possible and this year we immediately start working on it.The budget yesterday was calculated approximately Rp400-billion," he explained.

    Given the magnitude of benefits for the acceleration of mobility of people and goods, the President said he would continue the project up to Cianjur and Bandung. The project will start next year and finish in 2019.

    As for Bogor-Ciawi-Sukabumi Toll Road (Bocimi), Jokowi is also committed to completing the construction of a toll project that was supposed to commence construction in 1996.

    "One and a half years ago I decided to be taken over by SOEs and immediately started at that time, Insha Allah two years away, I will check it on," said Jokowi.

    As for the airport, Jokowi does not want to announce his current development plan. He is concerned that land prices will rise if announced.

    "I can not announce it here, because if I announce the price of the land will go up all of it, so it is quite.If it is announced, land prices rise, not even build its airport," said Jokowi.

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