Bridges that Cost 300 Billion Rupiah to Build Are Wasted

Jayapura, Jubi – Papuan councilors have found a number of problems related to infrastructure construction in Jayapura Regency.

The Papua Legislative Council’s Commission IV member Orgenes Kaway said construction on five bridges located in Nimbokrang Sub-district was not yet completed while other bridges are rarely used because they cannot be accessed by the public.
“It means it was inappropriate. I don’t know which agency is building these bridges. But we asked for it to be reviewed because it is useless to build a bridge while road access is not being repaired,” Kaway said on Monday (23/3/2015).

He said any government’s project must be efficient and benefited to the public. If not, it would be a wasting of budget.
“Not only the bridges, the road and bridge construction at Doyo and Sentani surrounding areas are also not finished yet though the budget was already installed,” he said.

He hope the construction of bridges in Nimbokrang Sub-district as well as the road and bridge construction in Doyo could be finished within Additional Budget 2015.

Meanwhile on one occasion, another Commission IV member Thomas Sondegau said the infrastructure development at regions, must meet the target. “Do not build something (infrastructure) which couldn’t be access by public. It was wasting of budget. Useless,” said Sondegau at that time. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)