Kalimantan's longest bridge opens

The Chinese-built Tayan Kasih Bridge, which connects West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan over the Kapuas River, was inaugurated on Tuesday by Indonesian President Joko Widodo. The 1.4km structure is the longest bridge in Kalimantan and the second-
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The Chinese-built Tayan Kasih Bridge, which connects West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan over the Kapuas River, was inaugurated on Tuesday by Indonesian President Joko Widodo. The 1.4km structure is the longest bridge in Kalimantan and the second-longest in Indonesia after the Suramadu Bridge in Surabaya, East Java, the Jakarta Post reported. The 740 billion rupiah (S$76.6 million) bridge was built by the China Road and Bridge Corporation, with loans from the China Exim Bank.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 24, 2016, with the headline 'Kalimantan's longest bridge opens'. Print Edition | Subscribe