The Governor, after accompanying President Joko Widodo's working visit to several areas in South Kalimantan on Thursday, said that the strategic infrastructures included Syamsudiin Noor International Airport, Pipitak Jaya Dam in Tapin District.
The latest one, which was inaugurated on Thursday by the President was Sungai Alalak Bridge that connects South and Central Kalimantan.
"I would like to thank the President and his staff for their great attention to the progress of South Kalimantan," he said.
He pointed out that the assistance was a manifestation of commitment and concern of the President to improve people's welfare.
"I also thank the previous regional heads, including regents and mayors, and people who contributed, work for the region," said Sahbirin.
He said the development of Syamsuddin Noor Airport, Tapin Dam, and Alalak Bridge were the gift for South Kalimantan.
These infrastructures provide extraordinary benefits, including the smooth flow of transportation, the improvement in the agricultural sector, as well as increasing regional economic growth.
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Meanwhile, the President hopes that the presence of the bridge will strengthen the connectivity among regions in South Kalimantan.
In addition, it facilitates transportation, streamlines logistics costs, and boosts economic growth in the surrounding areas as well as creates new economic centers.
"I advised that after being inaugurated this bridge is used as well as possible to generate and advance the productive activities of the community so that the impact is truly felt by the community," he said.
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