The cross border posts at Waris, Keerom regencey, West Papua - Supplied

Nine Cross-border Stations to be Completed This Year

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The cross border posts at Waris, Keerom regencey, West Papua - Supplied
The cross border posts at Waris, Keerom regencey, West Papua – Supplied

Jakarta, Jubi – The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing plans to build nine cross-border posts to be completed at the end of this year.

Director of Construction Planning Management of the Directorate General of the Human Settlements of the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing, Adjar Prajudi, said in Jakarta on Saturday (5/3/2016) that the nine stations are PLBN Motaain, Motamasin, Oepoli and Wini in East Nusa Tenggara, PLBN Aruk, Naga Badau and Entikongdi in West Kalimantan, and PLBN Skouw and Waris in Papua.

“PLBN in Motaain will be finished around October 2016 and others will be completed in December,” he said.

Of the nine stations, the construction of two big stations, Entikong and Motaain started in 2015, while five stations started to be built at the beginning of the year, and the remaining two namely Oupoli and Waris are still under pre-design stages.

He said in the future, people or goods crossing the border station would be controlled and strictly checked using the scanner.

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These nine stations were actually existed, but it considers not feasible as cross-border stations therefore the old stations were destroyed to rebuild the new one.

Based on the data of the Directorate General of Human Settlement as per 1 March 2016, the progress of construction on PLBN Entikong has reached 44.52 percent, Montaain is 49.12 percent, Aruk is 0.09 percent, Nanga Badau 0.39 percent, Motamasin 3.17 percent, Wini 10.88 percent and Skouw 6 percent.

Director of Housing Area Development of Directorate General of Human Settlement of the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing, Rina Farida, said the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing not only to build the cross-border stations but also to develop the infrastructure of settlement in the station area.

“We also develop the infrastructure of settlement at the border area, it’s not the road only but also including the drainage, waste management, and drinking water,” he said.

The infrastructure development would encourage the local economic development and community income. The development of border area is including the built of cross-border stations is the materialization of Nawacita (nine goals) of the administration of President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla to develop Indonesia from periphery area. (*/rom)

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