"We calculated that the damage to bridges and roads, especially in the Bina Marga, has reached one hundred billion," said Head of Bina Marga road division of the HST Public Works Agency HA Noor Jauhari when met at his office, Thursday (Feb 25, 2021).
Based on data on flood disasters in HST, as many as 65 bridges and 91 roads were affected. The worst damage occurred in Batu Benawa and Hantakan sub-districts.
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"We have reported all the damage and loss to the provincial government and the ministry. We have submitted a proposal to get immediate assistance and repairments," he pointed out.
According to him, the district finances are not able to fulfill it. "So we propose it to the hall (of road) till the ministry," said Haji Ayi, HA Noor Jauhari's nickname.
Especially during the pandemic, a lot of the budget has been diverted for handling COVID-19.
However, specifically for the cut-off bridge in Baru Village, Batu Benawa, he said, heavy rehabilitation will be carried out in 2021 with funds from the local budget (APBD).
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