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Damaged Road, Export-Import activities in Batam Impaired

Written By Kepri Online on Sunday, September 18, 2011 | 23:04

Problem of infrastructure remains a constraint in conducting trade activities in free trade zone Batam, Riau Islands (Kepri) Province. One was severely damaged roads in the Port of Batu Ampar, Batam which resulted in the export and import activities disrupted.

Damage the road to the port of Batu Ampar, Batam difficult for truck drivers who transport goods of exports and imports. Hardian, a driver was reported as said kepri.antaranews.com sites, damage to road made him to be careful for fear of an accident.

"The flow of traffic so disturbed because the road was heavily damaged. If not careful, the car could fall into the hole,'' he said.

Duyung street, according to him was badly damaged. Hole with a diameter of one meter and a depth of 10 centimeters gaping along the road.

Government or policy makers ought to fix damaged roads to the flow of goods in and out Batam running smoothly.

Official Batam Free Trade Zone Concession Board, Istono, told Duyung street are not repaired because it is not known to be the responsibility of everyone.

When the discussion of shared responsibility with the Government of Batam City streets, Duyung street escape from the conversation.

"The way out of the discussion Duyung street division of responsibility who.'s Not our responsibility nor the city or provincial governments," said Istono.

Vice Chairman of Commission III House Representatives of Riau Islands Province Haripinto Tanuwidjaja said it would seek budgeting for road improvements through local budgets of 2011.

"These road improvements should be a priority. We try to be included in local budgets of 2011. Or if not in the budget 2012," he said.

Duyung street is very important as the main access into the free port thus affecting the neighboring city investment with Singapore.

He hopes local governments along FTZ Concession Board discussed the repair and maintenance Duyung street.

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