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GAPENSI Urge Infrastructure Standardization to Face Earthquake

by Sebastianus Epifany Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 17:36

JAKARTA - Indonesia as an archipelago country which located in the path of the Pacific ring of fire often experience earthquakes. Recognizing this, the Indonesia Construction Contractors Association (Gapensi) encourage the government to implement standardization withstand earthquakes in various infrastructure development projects in earthquake prone areas, especially Aceh.

"There should be a consistent application of earthquake-resistant standard on any infrastructure development and construction in Aceh in the future," said Secretary General of Gapensi, H. Andi Karumpa, as reported from Infobanknews.com (13/12/2016).

Andi said that standardization can be started from all infrastructure projects owned by the government. "Then the private sector is obliged by the local government," he added.

Andi realized that this could result in project cost becomes larger. Therefore, from the outset of a supplementary budget must be allocated and then supervised its implementation.

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