JAKARTA - The government of West Kalimantan has proposed the allocation of just over 1 trillion Rupiah (71 million euro) for the maintenance of roads and new construction projects in the province. This number would be double that of this year's budget for the province. "We are hoping the allocation (for road projects) would double next year," said Jakius Sinyor, the head of the provincial Public Works.
Jakius said that the province would be in need of more funds than this year's budget because of a number of projects. This year there was only 400 billion Rupiah (30 million euro) available for projects in the province. Some 60 percent of the money went to the construction of a road in the southern part of the province which eventually should connect it with Central Kalimantan. The province has also plans to construct a road on the northern side, with a budget of 4 trillion Rupiah (280 million euro).