Tue, 02 Oct 2007
The provincial governments of Banten and Lampung are expected to sign an agreement with PT Artha Graha Network soon on the construction of a Rp94 trillion bridge over the Sunda Strait separating Java and Sumatra.

Banten Governor Ratu Atut Chosiah said Thursday (27/9/07) a precise date for the signing has not been set because they were still waiting for confirmation from the Transportation Department.

Chosiah said the construction of the bridge would be beneficial to all provinces in Java and Sumatra. She said Artha Graha Network, owned by tycoon Tommy Winata, was the only company that has shown interest in investing in the project.

Banten legislative council chairman Adi Surya Dharma said the construction of the bridge would not be a burden to the government if the two provincial administrations could pull in foreign investment for the project.

Separately, Wiratman, a consultant in the bridge project, said the construction of the longest bridge in the country would need at least $10 billion.

He said the bridge would cross over several small islands such as Ular, Sanghyang and Prajurit. "It will have six lanes for vehicles and a lane for pedestrians," he said, adding that construction would take at least five years.


Tue, 02 Oct 2007
From: JakChat
Comment by KuKuKaChu
Sunda strait bridge construction follow experts` theories: Lampung governor

Bandarlampung (ANTARA News) - Lampung Governor Sjachroedin ZP said the plan to build the Sunda Strait Bridge linking Java and Sumatra islands, including its passableness by big ships, had already been calculated theoretically by experts.

"We are pushing the realization of the project so that travel time between Sumatra and Java will be shortened," the governor said here Tuesday.

Thus, he said, the Lampung provincial administration (on the eastern tip of Sumatra) and the Banten provincial administration (on the western tip of Java) as well as the investor will sign a memorandum of agreement (MoA) on October 3, 2007.

The governor said in the early stage the cost of construction of the bridge would be borne by a consortium of Artha Graha Network as the investor.

The network would finance the construction work from the pre- field study to the planning and construction phases.

On the transportation minister`s worry that the bridge would disrupt inter-island transportation, Sjachroedin said his staff in charge of the bridge construction had informed him that the bridge spanning a deep-sea gap would be 70 meters high and 30.4 kilometers long.

The deep-sea gap currently being used by sea transportation is located between Sangiang island and Prajurit island and 3.5 kilometers wide.

The bridge`s main suspension pillars would be located on the two islands. (*)


Wed, 03 Oct 2007
From: JakChat
Comment by Roy's hair
It's gonna fall down...Next!


Wed, 03 Oct 2007
From: JakChat
Comment by Dilli
My wife made me join a bridge club. I jump off next Tuesday.



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