PREMIUMBatam retracts remunicipalization promise, appoints private tap water firm

first_imgLinkedin Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account Google Batam Indonesia Free Trade Zone Authority (BP Batam) has appointed private water company PT Moya Indonesia to operate the city’s drinking water system as the current contract with private water company PT Adhya Tirta Batam (ATB) is coming to an end after 25 years.The announcement comes despite BP Batam previous pledging to return the city’s drinking water system into public hands, in pursuant of Law No. 17/2019 that stipulates that the government should take a more active role in providing drinking water to the public. The term for undoing privatization in city water services is called “remunicipalization”.The handover was made official in a signing ceremony between BP Batam and Moya at BP Batam headquarters on Sept. 14, attended by BP Batam head Muhammad Rudi and Moya CEO Mohamad Selim.Moya Indonesia is part of Moya Holdings Asia, which is controlled … Facebook Forgot Password ? Batam Moya-Indonesia Tamaris-Infrastructure Anthoni-Salim tap-water water-privatization remunipalicizationlast_img read more

Washington’s First Diverging Diamond Interchange to Open on Marvin Road and…

first_imgFacebook879Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Department of TransportationThe state’s first diverging diamond interchange is set to open in Lacey following an upcoming weekend closure of State Route 510/Marvin Road overpass above Interstate 5 next month.The development is a major milestone for the Washington State Department of Transportation’s project that is intended to improve travel and safety in the fast-growing South Sound community.Diverging diamond guides travelers throughClearly marked signs, pavement markings and traffic signals intuitively guide people traveling through the upgraded interchange. Vehicles are briefly directed to the other side of the roadway where they cross back over or merge onto I-5.A diverging diamond interchange, already in use in many other states, moves vehicles more efficiently than a traditional interchange. They also reduce the potential for collisions as the innovative design removes areas where vehicles merge, diverge or cross.In order to transform the interchange, WSDOT’s contractor will close the Marvin Road overpass along with the adjacent I-5 off- and on-ramps during the last weekend of the month.Closures details 9:00 p.m. Friday, July 31 – 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 3Marvin Road overpass between Quinault Drive Northeast and Main Street Northeast.Both Marvin Road on-ramps to southbound I-5 and northbound I-5.Northbound and southbound I-5 exits to Marvin Road.Weekend travelers through the area should plan ahead to reach their destinations in time.The work is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled due to rain.Once open in the new configuration, additional work will continue on the project, which include new concrete islands and other associated work.last_img read more