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President Jokowi to oversee LRT project in Palembang

20th February 2016 | 2.748 Views
President Jokowi to oversee LRT project in Palembang
Alex Noerdin. (ANTARA/Feny Selly)
Palembang, South Sumatra (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) will in the near future oversee the development of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Palembang, South Sumatra, according to Governor Alex Noerdin.

"The President actually plans to oversee the progress of LRT development in Palembang to find out if there is any obstacle," the governor remarked here Saturday.

The development of light rail lines must be completed before the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, he said.

"Therefore, the Presidents plan to oversee the project is important because it has to be completed as planned," the governor said.

The LRT development project now in progress would be completed on time as no obstacles have been found, Transport Minister Ignasius Jonan assured here recently.

"Before the Asian Games 2018, the LRT will be open for use," he said after meeting with Governor Alex Noerdin at the Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II airport here.

Based on the report, construction of the light railway lines has progressed as expected, and this showed that the program would be finished as planned, he said.

He emphasized the importance of coordination because development projects are very much connected with public facilities.

Many public facilities could be affected due to the project such as gas pipes, the electricity network as well as clean water supply lines, and so coordination must be prioritized, he said.
(Uu.O001/INE/KR-BSR)