REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono has emphasized that the millennial generation should realize of the importance of the infrastructure sector in unifying Indonesia. Infrastructure also has its own role in boosting economic activities in Indonesia.
"The millennial generation needs to know that infrastructure also unites Indonesia, particularly concerning connectivity," Hadimuljono noted in a press release here, Monday.
During the 2015-2018 period, the government had developed new roads, stretching a total of 3,432 kilometers (km), in Kalimantan and Papua border areas as well as East Nusa Tenggara, among others. The new roads exceed the target of 2,650 km by 2019.
The government has also built new bridges, spanning 39,798 meters, exceeding the target of 29,859 meters by 2019.
Infrastructure development is in line with the public's aspirations of better and quality infrastructure services, the minister remarked.
"In the past, infrastructure was developed to meet the basic needs, but now, it aims to improve our competitiveness," he stated.
Infrastructure development, which has been a priority program during the Jokowi-Kalla administration, will become an asset for the millennial generation to be more competitive, he added.
The millennial generation will become a decision maker for the future of Golden Indonesia 2045. Infrastructure development also builds a foundation for a giant leap in future to be initiated by the Indonesian younger generation.