New seaport in Bitung kicks off
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
Outgoing President Megawati Soekarnoputri officiated on Tuesday the Bitung seaport in North Sulawesi, which is considered to have a big potential in improving the local economy.
The construction of the seaport was financed via loans from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), which provided a total of '5.25 billion for the construction of the Bitung seaport and another seaport in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, which was inaugurated in December last year, the bank said in a press statement. It did not say how much money was allocated for the Bitung port
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