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Java-Sumatra bridge to be developed in 2013


Published on Dec 1, 2010

Construction of the Sunda Strait Bridge will begin in 2013, an Indonesian minister has said, although the plan is still waiting for full presidential approval. Local media reported the country’s Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Hatta Rajasa, as saying this week that while plans are still active, he was still “waiting for a regulation to build the bridge”.

The six-lane, 26km-long bridge would connect the Indonesian
islands of Java and Sumatra across the Sunda Strait. Plans to
build dual railway tracks are also being discussed. The project is
expected to cost IDR140 trillion (US$15 billion).

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