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    Governor: Central Government Must Provide Public Transportation


    BANDUNG - The Governor of West Java, Mochamad Ridwan Kamil, appealed to the Central Government to maximize its budget to present mass public transportation in metropolitan areas, such as the City of Bandung.

    "That the solution, sorry, not only in Bandung, in Surabaya, in Jakarta, etc., is public transportation, but there is a lot of attention from the Central Government to Jakarta," said the Governor, at Gedung Sate, Wednesday (09/10).

    According to the Governor, if the Regional Government through its APBD, hopes to bring mass transportation certainly will not be able to, because the budget needed for that problem is very large. L, as is the case with LRTs requiring up to Rp.500 billion for every 1 kilometer and the MRT reaching Rp. . 1 trillion for 1 kilometer.

    "Public transportation cannot be from the APBD, so if it continues to be just a matter of piling up time, then I urge the Central Government to immediately maximize its budget to bring mass public transportation in metropolitan areas, in Bandung, Depok, Bekasi, Surabaya, Makassar in bulk, "he said.

    The Governor stated, the occurrence of congestion in metropolitan cities as in the city of Bandung, as a form of input for the Central Government that the solution is the need for public transportation.

    "Throughout the world, the majority of transportation is Federal Money, so I make this a reflection so that all parties come to think about it, especially the central government," he said.

    Previously based on the latest Asian Development Bank (ADB) survey, Bandung was one of the most congested cities in the world. At the Asian level, Bandung ranks 14th in the most congested cities, while DKI Jakarta ranks 17th and Surabaya ranks 20. (Parno)

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