Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia during Inspection of Laehuwa-Ombolata-Tumula-Faekhuna’a Road Struture Improvement Project, in North Nias Regency, North Sumatra Province, July 6, 2022

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 6 Juli 2022
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President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Well, today I will carry out an inspection in Nias island, particularly North Nias, in Nias, and Gunung Sitoli city. I will inspect the condition of the national road, and I have also seen some parts of the provincial road and the regency roads.

For the national road, we still need to build 16 kilometers, and God willing, next year it will be completely done because we are building a new road. Meanwhile, the provincial road should be handled by the Governor, and then, about the road in the regency, I have just heard from the Regent that the Regional Budget could not afford it, so the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing will handle it.

I think this will pave the way for economic growth in Nias island, so, the local commodities, such as coconut, fish, and many more can have access to the market and have a good competitiveness if the infrastructure is ready. It also gives benefit to the tourism because it is a very good spot for surfing and many people will be interested. So, that is all.

Reporter

When it is targeted to be completed, Pak?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Next year, next year, it will be completed next year. God willing, it will be completed next year.

Reporter

Thank you, Pak President.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

You’re welcome.

(AW/MUR)

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