April 05, 2024 | Other News

Some Infrastructure Projects Ready to Be Launched in 2024: Minister

Some infrastructure projects ready to be launched in 2024: Minister

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi revealed that several infrastructure projects are ready to be inaugurated this year to support smooth domestic transportation.

“There are 21 projects that will be inaugurated in 2024 that include the construction of six ports for crossing ship and one for motor ship, another eight ports, five airports, and a double railway track,” he noted in a statement received here on Wednesday.

He said several transportation infrastructure projects that will be inaugurated this year include the Tello Island Crossing Port in Nias District, North Sumatra, and Donggala Port in Donggala District, Central Sulawesi.

The others include the development of Sultan Babullah Airport in Ternate City, North Maluku, the Kiaracondong-Cicalengka Railway Double Track in West Java, and the Mandailing Natal Airport in North Sumatra.

Sumadi spoke about the transportation projects during a working meeting with the House of Representatives (DPR) in Jakarta on Tuesday (April 2).

“The presence of transportation infrastructure is expected to have a positive impact on the community in increasing mobility and connectivity between regions, so that it can increase overall economic growth,” he remarked.

He said that the ministry is committed to boosting the development of transportation infrastructure through its policy and budget priorities in 2024.

This commitment is realized through developing productive connectivity infrastructure, improving safety and security and human resources of the transportation sector, and conducting equitable distribution of national development.

It also focuses on implementing pro-people programs, the sustainable Multi-Year Contract (MYC) program, the national fulfillment, national strategic projects (PSN), planning and development of the Nusantara Capital City, urban mass transportation, as well as encouraging the use of new and renewable energy.

“2024 is the final year of President Joko Widodo’s (Jokowi’s) administration and the Transportation Ministry’s focus is achieving the 2020-2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) target,” he stated.


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