SEZs Supports the Acceleration of Kotabaru - Tanah Bumbu Bridge Construction

By : Herry Barus And Aldi Firhand. A | Thursday, November 23 2017 - 23:14 IWST

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INDUSTRY.co.id - Kotabaru - Kotabaru District DPRD, South Kalimantan urged the local government to realize the program of Special Economic Zone (KEK) Mekar Putih, in Pulaulaut Barat District, so as to accelerate the construction of a bridge connecting two districts, namely Kotabaru with Tanah Bumbu.

Thus confirmed by Vice Chairman of DPRD Kotabaru, H Mukhni AF Wednesday (22/11/2017) responded to the hottest process of building the longest bridge in Indonesia (6.5 km) that will use the funds around Rp3, 5 trillion.

"In my opinion, the local government must actively take serious steps to make this Sea Island as a strategic area for the national," said Mukhni.

One of them that can be done local government now continued, realizing SEZ program in Pulau Laut precisely in Mekar Mutih.

Because of the study and research of many competent parties, that SEZ Pulau Laut has been very feasible and realistic, following the fulfillment of a number of supporting elements.

And if KEK Mekar Putih is running, this Golkar Party politician is optimistic and confident that the continuation of the mega development project of Pulau Laut Bridge will be done soon.

Previously, Chairman of DPRD Kotabaru, Hj Alfisah said, with a new format in the filing of KEK, from the previous initiated by the local government into the proposed private sector / business world, is expected to accelerate the realization of the program on Earth Saijaan.

"A form of support and legislative commitment in encouraging the realization of the SEZ program, has approved the inclusion in the vision and mission of the regional head," said Alfisah.

So it has become an obligation for all parties so that the implementation of the SEZ program will be realized so that it will have a positive impact in Kotabaru community economy.

Alfisah said, in accordance with the new provisions, as explained SEZ council, that this program will be more quickly realized and approved center if proposed by the business or private.

From the explanations expressed in the joint working meeting of the provincial government, from 10 SEZ programs in Indonesia, six of them have been approved and decreased by the central government through the ministerial decree.

On that basis, he continued, by changing the format from the previous initiated by the local government, the company currently engaged (PT Adaro's coal mining company, PT Indonesia Bulk Terminal-IBT port company, and PT Pelindo III) and such provisions.

"The mechanism presented by the KEK board, the company or the private sector proposes to the Regent, then exposes to the governor and is forwarded to the SEZ board," he said.

With the submission of filings on the board of SEZ, then just waiting for the review and review of the ministry until then issued SK.

Known, Pemkab Kotabaru, must provide a minimum reserve of about 3,000 hectares, to support the realization of the Special Economic Zone program of the Mekar Putih , in Pulaulaut Barat District, Kotabaru.

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