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Government Offers Madura Growth Center Development Projects

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The construction of the Surabaya-Madura (Suramadu) Bridge, connecting the islands of Java and Madura in East Java, has fueled government plans to turn Madura Island into a growth center. (Antara/M Risyal Hidayat)

The immediate project on offer is a 15.30-kilometer toll road worth an estimated Rp2.5 trillion (US$187.52 million) that would connect the bridge to a newly planned new port.

The construction of the Surabaya-Madura (Suramadu) Bridge, connecting the islands of Java and Madura in East Java, has fueled government plans to turn Madura Island into a growth center. (Antara/M Risyal Hidayat)

Following the construction of Suramadu Bridge connecting the East Java capital of Surabaya to Madura Island, the government is now offering development projects on Madura as part of its ambitious plan to turn the island into a new growth center.

The immediate project on offer is a 15.30-kilometer toll road worth an estimated Rp2.5 trillion (US$187.52 million) that would connect the bridge to a newly planned new port, said the acting head of the Surabaya-Madura Development Agency (BPWS), Herman Hidayat, on Wednesday.

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“Other projects include the development of a 40-hectare rest area with a total investment value of Rp150 billion and the 250-hectare Bulu Pandan port worth Rp 17.2 trillion,” said Herman as quoted by tempo.co.

The government also plans to develop a 138-hectare Central Business District (CDB) in the Madura Special Zone (KKM) with an investment value of Rp2.3 trillion, and a 54-hectare CBD in Labang worth Rp2.2 trillion.

The plans also include a 284-hectare industrial area near Suramadu Bridge on the Madura end worth Rp17.5 trillion and a 356.7-hectare industrial area in Klampis worth Rp6.6 trillion.

Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono stressed that private companies were invited to take part in developing the new growth center, including eveloping infrastructure on Mardura, as the government had limited funds in the state budget. (bbn, The Jakarta Post)

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