Jayapura, Jubi – The Provincial Government will have a public transport terminal in Waena next year, said the head of Municipal Transportation Office, Elby Uniputty.
“Currently the terminal is under construction and would be launched in 2015.” And in the mean time, the Municipal Transportation Office and related stakeholders continued their works to control traffic congestion at the surrounded Expo Waena area.
Uniputty said his office has received a lot of public complaints about this.
“Transportation Office worked with the Abepura Police Office, Trantib Office and Heram Sub-district Administration Office to manage the temporary terminal at Espo Waena. The parking area for public transports is in front of Museum’s Gate and traders are not allowed selling their product there,” Elby told Jubi by phone on Tuesday afternoon (4/11).
Earlier, Heram Sub-District Chief Jayakusuma admitted there should be no more stalls within the Expo Waena area because few days ago his office has removed it.
“No street traders. But we will check,” he said.
So far, some street traders are still selling foods in that area. And at four o’clock in the afternoon, the public transport’s drivers drop and pick up the passengers on the side of the road instead of in front of the museum’s gate just like in the morning. (Sindung Sukoco/rom)