Mon, 12 May 2003

Substandard projects to be rejected

JAMBI: Governor Zulkifli Nurdin pledged on Sunday that he would reject any road projects in the province that did not meet required standards.

He made the statement after realizing that most roads, be they intercity or interprovince roads, in the province were in bad condition.

The governor told the provincial office of settlement and infrastructure to improve its control over road construction to ensure that they meet required standards.

Zulkifli emphasized that roads were vital for the transportation of humans, commodities and to facilitate development projects.

The governor also promised to punish contractors who built substandard roads. --Antara