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The Rapid Development of Infrastructure Projects in Bekasi

by Sebastianus Epifany Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 17:03

BEKASI - Bekasi City is one of the areas on the outskirts of Jakarta with the most rapid infrastructure development. Various strategic infrastructure projects are now under development in Bekasi which aimed to improve people's lives.

Bekasi requires a variety of infrastructures as it becomes the most populous satellite city in Indonesia. The city has grown in such a way as urban residences and industrial centres.

Some of under construction projects in Bekasi include the light rail transit (LRT) of Cawang-Bekasi Timur, Cikampek II toll road (Cikunir-Cikampek), Bekasi-Kampung Melayu toll road (Becakayu), and the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway. Especially for the Jakarta-Cikampek II toll road is built elevated above the existing toll road. This Rp 16 trillion project is needed to break down the density on the Jakarta-Cikampek toll road which targeted to operate in 2019.

As reported from housing-estate.com (26/4/2017), Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono explained in the event of Forum Mitra Kota Bekasi,"We have compiled infrastructure development programs based on regional development in order to support the central and regional governments to be more synergic. Many infrastructure projects are being built in Bekasi to improve facilities and services to the community."

KEMENPUPR will also utilise the flow of Cikarang Bekasi Laut (CBL) to pass by container transport vessels from Cikarang and surrounding areas to Marunda. Therefore the CBL river will be dredged so its depth is eligible for a truck boat with a 100 containers capacity.

"All projects is developed to support 2017 as an investment year and improvement of the regional economy. I am ready to be used for positive things so that it can serve the community better through the development of projects that we continue to improve," he concluded.

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