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Indonesia suspends infrastructure projects after several accidents

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Indonesia suspended the construction of elevated infrastructure projects after a series of accidents raised questions about the safety of a government drive to upgrade transport networks.

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Minister of Public Works and Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, who is in charge of infrastructure construction, said the government would suspend all construction of elevated infrastructure.

“Design, equipments and standard operating procedures will be evaluated. Everything will be evaluated,” he said, adding that President Joko Widodo had requested the action.

“We hope with such supervision, any negligence, errors in erecting such components that support the constructions are fully supervised one by one,” Widodo said on Tuesday.

There have been 14 accidents in the past six months, Hadimuljono said.

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