YOGYAKARTA – Minister for Public Works and Housing, Dr. Ir. Basoeki Hadimoeljono, M.Sc., said he would adopt the technology developed by researchers from Universitas Gadjah Mada in the construction of toll roads from Bakauheni-Terbanggi Besar-Palembang-Tanjung Api-Api as well as the construction of residential homes on the border of Kalimantan. Such statement was made during the launching of Masterpiece programme of Alumni of Faculty of Engineering Universitas Gadjah (Katgama) on Saturday (21/3).
The toll roads mentioned above is located on a swampy area that needs the right technology. “The UGM technology to build a road on swamps can be applied here,” he said.
Besides, Basuki said, he would build homes on border areas of Kalimantan, working with UGM researchers. “We are asking for a technology for quick and cheap homes that are better than those from the neighbouring countries,” he said.
Basuki who was elected chairman of the alumni council in the event hoped that the association would contribute to the ideas in terms of infrastructures, transportation, and irrigation.
Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc., Ph.D., and Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng., appreciated the association for their commitment in advancing UGM and the state.