President Jokowi Inspects Trans-Kalimantan Border Roads
Date 19 Desember 2019
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inspected trans-Kalimantan border roads located in Krayan District, Nunukan, North Kalimantan on Thursday (19/12).
On that occasion, President Jokowi rode his modified Kawasaki W175. Joining the President were Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Erick Thohir and Commander of Presidential Security Details (Paspampres) Major General Maruli Simanjuntak.
The President said that progress of the road construction has been very good and the construction is expected to be finished soon.
He went on to say that the Government has completed 966 kilometers of border roads and will continue to complete the construction of border roads across the country.
“This is the border between Indonesia and Malaysia. (It is) Nunukan and over there is Sarawak. We hope that the roads construction will be completed soon,” the President said.
The President added that developing road infrastructure is pivotal to connect regions and improve the economy of the regions.
“Infrastructure is important to connect regions and boost the economy by improving mobility of people, goods and commodities,” the President explained, adding that the Government will continue to build infrastructure even though the focus of the Government in the next five years is human resource development.
“The focus is on developing the quality of human resources. However, we also put our efforts to complete infrastructure development,” President Jokowi said.
After completing road construction, the President added, it will be easier to build other infrastructure such as schools or health centers. Roads will also enable people to access other places.
“In the easternmost point of Nduga, for example, people who need medical treatment should spend four days to access health care provider. That is why infrastructure is important,” President Jokowi said. (BPMI/ES)
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Reviewed by: Lulu Wuliarti