INDONESIATODAY.CO.ID, Cikarang – The Government of Bekasi Regency is repairing roads in the border area to support the economic activities of residents during the recovery period from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Bekasi Regency Head of Water Resources, Bina Marga, and Construction Development Bureau, Iwan Ridwan, said the road access improvement was done in accordance with the Bekasi Acting Regent’s instructions to speed up development.
“We continue to improve road access to improve community well-being, including at the border,” said Iwan Ridwan in Cikarang on Saturday, August 20, 2022.
One of the repaired roads is in Cibarusah Subdistrict, south of Bekasi Regency. The road is a connecting access for residents of Bogor Regency and Karawang Regency.
The road repairs in Cibarusah are expected to revive the economic sector of the local community, both tourism, creative economy and industry. Iwan said that the southern area of Bekasi Regency has many potential tourist spots.
“SME actors in the area are also very active, also being the main route through which workers move to industrial areas,” he said.
The cost of repairing this road infrastructure comes from the provincial government’s budget for the widening of the Cikarang-Cibarusah road, as well as from the local government. “We invite the public that the roads that have been repaired should be maintained and maintained so that they do not deteriorate quickly and can be used for a long period of time,” Iwan said.
Cibarusah sub-district chief Muhamad Kurnaepi said there were several road repair points in his area, namely the border road from Sirnajati village to Jonggol district, Bogor Regency.
“The paving of the main road of Cibarusah Kota village to the border between Jonggol District and Pangkalan District, Karawang Regency has been completed,” he said.
The government also concreted Jalan Cigutul, Wibawamulya village. The road was damaged even though it could be an alternative road to Karawang Regency and the industrial center.
“The access road is the most strategic because it is an alternative to the industrial area and the office complex of the Bekasi Regency Government,” he said.
Improvements were made to environmental roads in Ridogalih village as well as other environmental roads in Cibarusah district. “The construction of this environmental road is very important, especially in Putat Village, Ridogalih Village, because this road supports the economic activities of the community,” he said.
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