Rome wasn’t in-built a day, however you possibly can wager your Samarinda yellow rice that each one the potholes might be crammed up very quickly at any time when the president involves city.
President Joko Widodo visited Samarinda as we speak to examine the mass vaccination program within the East Kalimantan capital.
However the native media’s focus has turned to a number of roads that result in the vaccination venue, which locals say had been riddled with potholes till metropolis officers determined to pave over the literal cracks in a matter of hours simply days previous to Jokowi’s arrival.
“We the individuals use the highway on a regular basis, so we don’t really feel valued. The president didn’t elect [the mayor or the governor], the individuals did,” a Samarinda resident named Suryadi told Merdeka yesterday.
Others lamented how their earlier complaints concerning the metropolis’s roads had fallen on deaf ears.
“Once I learn the information, their excuse for not fixing the highway was that there have been budgetary constraints, and this and that. And now right here’s proof that with President Jokowi’s arrival, all of the roads had been fastened,” a citizen named Andri stated.
A well-liked neighborhood account on Instagram has additionally shared footage of staff beautifying and cleansing the roads late into the night time during the last couple of days.
A public works contractor assigned to repair the roads told local media outlet Suara Kaltim that the order got here from the East Kalimantan Provincial Authorities in preparation for Jokowi’s arrival. The funding for the challenge got here from the state price range.
Rushed paving jobs hardly ever result in completely easy roads, and we’ve seen too many instances that potholes usually reappear attributable to publicity to excessive climate. We hope that, for the sake of the individuals of Samarinda, their elected officers truly care about offering one of the best public amenities and providers utilizing taxpayers’ cash.
Failing that, one can at all times hope that Jokowi makes frequent visits to Samarinda.
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