Infrastructure Development is the Same as Development of Civilization

By : Herry Barus And Aldi Firhand. A | Friday, August 17 2018 - 22:32 IWST

Minister of PUPR Reviewed Infrastructure Projects in Papua (Photo Humas)
Minister of PUPR Reviewed Infrastructure Projects in Papua (Photo Humas) - Jakarta - President Joko Widodo believes there are still many parties who misunderstand when the government is aggressively building physical infrastructure such as toll roads, airports, including mass transportation such as MRT or LRT.

In fact, according to him, the construction of physical infrastructure is the same as the development of civilization.

"Many are still misunderstood that when we build physical infrastructure such as toll roads, airports, and also MRT, LRT, it is seen only from the physical side, whereas in fact we are building civilizations, building cultural connectivity, building new cultural infrastructure," he said 2018 MPR Annual Session at the MPR / DPR / DPD Building, in Jakarta, Thursday (08/16/2018)

The Head of State ensures that the construction of physical infrastructure must be seen as a way to unite the nation and accelerate cultural connectivity that can bring different cultures across the archipelago together.

"Acehnese can easily connect with Papuans, Rote people can connect with our brothers and sisters in Miangas, so that they can feel more that we are one nation, one water," he said.

The President, as reported by Antara, said that since the beginning of his leadership, the government focused on accelerating infrastructure development and increasing productivity and competitiveness of the nation, "he said.

The acceleration of infrastructure development, he continued, is not only intended to catch up with infrastructure development compared to other countries.

The acceleration of development is also carried out to foster new economic centers that are able to provide added value to regions throughout the country.

"That is why infrastructure is not only built in Java, but on Sumatra Island, Kalimantan Island, Sulawesi Island, Maluku Islands and Nusa Tenggara, to the Land of Papua because, as a pluralistic nation, we want to grow together, prosper together, from Sabang to Merauke, from Miangas to Rote Island, "he said.

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