Gov’t to Complete Napan Border Post Construction in April
Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing has announced it is speeding up the construction of Napan Integrated Border Post (PLBN) in Central Timor regency, East Nusa Tenggara province.
“The PLBN is not only an entry gate but also the embryo of regional economic growth that can improve the welfare of border communities,” Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono said, as quoted by the Ministry’s website, Wednesday (02/16).
For the record, the PLBN construction has been carried out since November 30, 2020 with a total State Budget allocation of Rp. 106.2 billion and is targeted for completion in April this year.
The Napan PLBN is one of the PLBN undergoing construction acceleration based on Presidential Instruction (Inpres) Number 1 of 2019 that aims to reduce disparities, increase national competitiveness, and accelerate economic growth in local areas.
In supporting border area infrastructure and ensuring smooth implementation of the development process, Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing is also building access roads to facilitate the mobility of goods, services, and people.
In addition to the Napan PLBN, in 2022 the Government will also continue the construction of ten other PLBN, including Serasan PLBN, Jagoi Babang PLBN, Sei Kelik PLBN, Long Nawang PLBN, Long Midang PLBN, Labang PLBN, Sei Pancak/Sei Nyamuk PLBN, Eopoli PLBN, Yetetkun PLBN, and Sota PLBN.
Previously, Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing has completed the construction of seven PLBN, namely Entikong PLBN, Aruk PLBN, and Nanga Badau PLBN in West Kalimantan; Skouw PLBN in Papua; and PLBN Motaain, PLBN Motamasin, and PLBN Wini in East Nusa Tenggara.
The development is in accordance with Presidential Instruction Number 6 of 2015 on the Acceleration of the Development of Seven Integrated Border Posts and Supporting Infrastructure in Border Areas. (PR of Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing) (RI/EP)