12 Dec 00
Road rehab loan targets poor areas of Indonesia
The Asian Development Bank has approved a US$190 million loan for a road rehabilitation project in Indonesia which will target poor areas. The project will improve trading opportunities and provide better access for the poor to basic health and education facilities. The project supports the government's programme of road and bridge rehabilitation works on priority road sections in 15 provinces of Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan and Sulawesi during four years to the end of 2004. It will also help to reformulate and implement road sector policies, especially those related to road user charges, cost recovery, earmarking of funds for maintenance, vehicle overloading and road safety. In addition, the project will provide capacity building in road and bridge works.