Wednesday, 16 January 2019

38 Elevated Construction Projects to Resume as Moratorium Lifted

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  • A construction of the corridor for a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Project. ANTARA/M Agung Rajasa

    A construction of the corridor for a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Project. ANTARA/M Agung Rajasa

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The costruction of 38 elevated infrastructure projects will resume after its moratorium has been lifted following the final evaluation towards contractors and toll-road agencies on Thursday, March 1.

    “As far as I know, the construction projects that have been continued is in Jayapura, the Bogor ring road, Pantura toll road, and the Pemalang-Batang toll road,” said Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR), on Thursday, March 1.

    The PUPR Ministry has also called contractors for cross-checking on each other to detect the weaknesses of each contractor.

    Other than human error, the PUPR Ministry said, there are other elements that require monitoring in the country’s construction projects, among them problems related to its human resources, work methods, the tools and materials used, and quality.

    The temporary halt or moratorium on elevated infrastructure projects announced in the wake of an agreement involving three ministries on Tuesday, February 20. The ministries were the PUPR Ministry, State-Owned Enterprises Ministry, and the Transportation Ministry.

    The halt was aimed at facilitating the Toll Road Business Agency in implementing a safety-based construction method following 14 construction accidents in the past six months. 

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