The ministry of public works and public housing ready to tender nine toll roads with total length 350 kilometers (km) to improve the connectivity between regions - Photo by Finance Ministry Office

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The ministry of public works and public housing ready to tender nine toll roads with total length 350 kilometers (km) to improve the connectivity between regions, said the official yesterday. Total investment of these projects is estimating around Rp142.51 trillion (US$10.18 billion).

Head of the Toll Road Regulatory Agency, Danang Parikesit, said that the auction will be held in the first quarter of 2021. The nine toll roads are the Kamal – Teluk – Naga – Rajeg section with length 38.6 km an need costs Rp18.51 trillion.

The 37.7 km’ Patimban Port Access with an investment Rp6.36 trillion, Bogor – Serpong via Parung along 31 km with costs of Rp8.95 trillion, the Sentul Selatan – Karawang Barat with an investment Rp15.20 trillion, the Semanan – Balaraja segment with costs Rp15.53 trillion, and the Harbor Toll Road Semarang around 20.86 km with an investment Rp12.05 trillion.

Next, the Cikunir – Karawaci along 40 km worth of Rp26.15 trillion, the JORR Elevated Cikunir – Ulujami toll road with 21.5 km long and investment of Rp20.05 trillion also Gilimanuk – Mengwi section with length 95.91 km and costs of Rp19.71 trillion.

This year, the ministry is planning to offer 13 projects worth of Rp134.17 trillion with a road and bridge sector cooperation scheme between the government and business entities (PPP). While, in the 2021 State Budget, finance minister, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, raises the infrastructure spending by 47 percent to Rp413.8 trillion from this year worth of Rp281.1 trillion to pursued several projects that had been delayed in 2020.

The state treasurer elaborated, the projects ranging from roads, land connectivity, bridges, airports, railways, water and energy, also information and technology. While, in this year, said public works and housing minister, Basuki Hadimuljono, the government prepared investment Rp395 trillion for toll road projects across the archipelago.

Hadimuljono reported, some of toll road projects have been build by the country such as Banda Aceh – Sigli with a length of 14 kilometers (km), Pekanbaru – Dumai along 131 km, Manado 21 km, Balikpapan – Samarinda 33 km. Then, part of Makassar toll road, Cibitung – Cilincing, Kriyan toll road in East Java will be inaugurated at the end of the year.

Indonesian government targeting to build 3,000 km new toll road across the country in five years time. President Joko Widodo said, in his first term, the country has build 720 km of toll road.

“In the next five years, we hope that we already have 5,000 km of toll roads. Therefore, we are still focusing on infrastructure development in addition to human resource development,“ he stated not long ago.

From 2015 to June 2019, the ministry has completed the operation of 985 km. From 1978 to June 2019, toll roads in Indonesia that have been fully constructed and operate have reached 1,780 km, the agency data showed.

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