A 7 km bridge connecting two islands close to Singapore, Batam and Bintan, is set to be built next year.
The construction aims to develop industry and boost tourism in both areas. According to the cabinet secretary office, the project will reportedly cost 4 trillion rupiah (US$284.35 million). The bridge will be the longest one in Southeast Asia.
The bridge also aims to capitalise on the expansion of the Singapore Airport. Singapore’s Changi Airport is currently developing the new terminal 5, which will provide transport connections to Bintan.
The office also stated that construction, which will start in 2020, would approximately take 3-4 years to complete.
Source: Channel News Asia
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