Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia after the Inauguration of Implementation of Presidential Instruction on Regional Roads of Southern East Java Province, March 8, 2024

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 8 Maret 2024
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President of the Republic of Indonesia

First, I would like to explain to you that Minister of Defense, Commander of the Indonesian Military, and I have checked our upgraded F-16 Fighting Falcon at Iswahyudi Military Base. Second, we have just seen the simulation of aid delivery by air that we will soon carry out in Gaza, Palestine, because Indonesia is one of the countries that has the opportunity to deliver aid to Gaza, to the Palestinian people by air, because it is also arduous to deliver aid by land. We have examined dropping aid by air from our Hercules aircraft. We will soon deliver aid to Gaza and drop them from our Hercules aircraft. The simulation has been done and the result was good.

Press

What kind of aid are we going to deliver, sir?

President of the Republic of Indonesia

Things that Palestinian people in Gaza need. The second is about the Presidential Instruction on Regional Roads. As we all are aware that damaged roads had been reconstructed in 2023 spending Rp14.6 trillion. This year, we will continue the reconstruction with a budget amounting to Rp15 trillion. In 2023, particularly in East Java province, we have constructed 33 road sections with a length of 275 kilometers and budget amounting to Rp925 billion. The budget is only for East Java province. Rp925 billion is a huge budget, and I think, in 2024, we will continue the reconstruction of damaged roads in East Java and other provinces. That’s all I can say.

Press

Thank you, sir.

(GA/MMB)

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