Gov’t to Build Four Integrated Cross-Border Posts in 2019

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 31 Maret 2019
Category: News
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Long Midang PLBN, Sebatik Island, North Kalimantan (Photo: IST)

Long Midang PLBN, Sebatik Island, North Kalimantan (Photo: IST)

In 2019, Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) will build 4 of 11 Cross-Border Posts (PLBN) which are regulated in Presidential Instruction Number 1 of 2019 on the Acceleration of the Development of 11 Integrated Cross-Border Posts and Supporting Infrastructure Facilities in Border Area.

“The four PLBN to be built are Jagoi Babang National Park in Bengkayang Regency (West Kalimantan Province), Sota in Merauke Regency (Papua Province) and 2 PLBN in Nunukan Regency (North Kalimantan Province), namely Sei Pancang Sebatik and Long Midang,” said Director General of Cipta Karya of Ministry PUPR Danis H. Sumadilaga.

Meanwhile, other seven PLBN to be built later are Serasan National Park in Natuna Regency (Riau Islands Province), Oepoli in Kupang Regency and Napan in North East Middle Regency (East Nusa Tenggara Province), Yetetkun Waropko District in Boven Digoel Regency (Papua Province), Long Nawang in Malinau Regency, Jasa-Sei Kelik in Sintang Regency and Labang in Nunukan Regency (East Kalimantan Province).

The budget for construction project of the 11 PLBN is Rp1.7 trillion which comes from Ministry of PUPR’s Budget through the Directorate General of Cipta Karya. For the 4 PLBN alone, the budget is Rp780 trillion.

The construction of the PLBN is not only specifically for the PLBN core facilities, such as main building, integrated arrival inspection buildings, health clinics, carwash / disinfectants, weigh bridges, truck scanners, departure inspection buildings, confiscated warehouses, kennels, utility buildings, check points buildings and monuments. There are also a number of supporting facilities that are going to be built, such as border roads, access roads to PLBN, residential infrastructures such as roads, drainage, waste management, clean water supply as well as public markets to support economic development of the local community.

“We will evaluate the construction of the seven PLBN that had been built until last year. The PLBN aims to serve as the pride of Indonesian nation as well as for national defense and security and as a center of economic growth; for example, the Entikong PLBN and Skouw PLBN which have become centers of economic activities,” Sumadilaga said.

For the record, Ministry of PUPR has completed the construction of seven PLBN in 2018, namely three PLBN in West Kalimantan Province (Entikong, Badau, and Aruk), three PLBN in NTT Province (Motaain, Motamassin and Wini) and one PLBN in Papua Province (Skouw).

Minister of PUPR Basuki Hadimuljono said that the PLBN construction aims to fulfill the needs of communities in border areas by creating new centers for economic growth. This is part of the Government’s Nawacita program in which to develop Indonesia from the periphery areas, he added.

Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Edited by: Mia Medyana

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