Thu, 01 Apr 2010

Public Works Minister Djoko Kirmanto says much of the country’s infrastructure suffers from quality problems.

“Based on our observations, there are quality and utilization problems in the existing infrastructure,” he said Wednesday as quoted by Antara at a regional meeting in Semarang, Central Java.

He called for improved quality, planning and budgeting in future.

Planning should begin with spatial planning of each area, feasibility studies and technical planning according to existing standards, Djoko said.

He added the steps were necessary to synchronize programs involving several sectors and regions.

Besides the quality problem, some infrastructure that had been built was not being used optimally, he went on.