Decree on Sunda Strait Bridge Project Expected in April
Kompas.com, Jakarta - 24/03/2011
A presidential decree on the Sunda Strait bridge project is expected to be issued in April, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Hatta Rajasa said.
"It is hoped the decree will be finalized next month," he said at the presidential office here on Wednesday after accompanying President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in a meeting with board members of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin).
He stated the draft decree had long been discussed and passed the stages of discussion and therefore it was hoped it could be finished soon.
"If the draft is finished we will then harmonize it with the ministry of justice and then it will be referred to the President. Unless corrections are needed the draft after that will be considered final," he said. According to Public Works Minister Djoko Kirmanto, ministers had been asked to discuss the draft for a week.
"Hopefully, in the next two weeks it will be signed. The instruction just now is that it must be done quickly. The Presidential decree among others regulates the executing authorities and methods for appointing the management later or investors," he said.
The construction of the bridge is scheduled to be started in 2014 and finished in less than 10 years.