Government to construct mass transportation infrastructure in Sulawesi, Papua

"By the end of this month, the development of a railway line will begin in Sulawesi," Jokowi said.
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Mass transportation infrastructure will be constructed in Sulawesi and Papua following completion in Greater Jakarta, according to President Joko Widodo (Jokowi).

Mass transportation infrastructure is not solely being constructed on Java Island, President Jokowi stated after officiating a groundbreaking of a Light Rail Transit (LRT) in East Jakarta, Wednesday.

"By the end of this month, the development of a railway line will begin in Sulawesi. The groundbreaking was initially scheduled to be held in August, but I will officiate it only after the construction work has reached at least five to seven kilometers long," he noted.

The construction work must be carried out seriously, he emphasized.

A railway line will be built in Papua, he stated.

"Feasibility study for the railway construction plan in Papua is now underway and is expected to be completed in December this year. So, we will start the development work next year," he remarked.

The president expressed the need to elaborate on the plans as he did not want to give an impression that infrastructure construction work is only being carried out on Java Island.

The government will, in stages, construct mass transportation infrastructure across the country, he remarked.

"Everybody must help to make the infrastructure development projects a success. No mass transportation project should be delayed. It has to begin and be completed soon," Jokowi affirmed.(*)