Indonesian government has prepared the construction of eight new toll roads to connect the strategic areas and growth centers in Java and Bali at the end of 2020 to early 2021 - Photo by Kagama

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesian government has prepared the construction of eight new toll roads to connect the strategic areas and growth centers in Java and Bali at the end of 2020 to early 2021, said the minister of public works and public housing last week. The investment values for this infrastructure project is estimating around Rp100 trillion (US$6.76 billion) with a total length of toll roads reaching 374 kilometers (km).

The minister, Basuki Hadimuljono, said that some of the toll roads to be built include the Solo – Yogyakarta – Kulon Progo along 96.57 km, 60.1 km of Cileunyi – Sumedang – Dawuan, Kertajati – Cipali with length 3.6 km, Bandung North – South Link 14.2 km, Harbor Road Tanjung Priok – Pluit 8.9 km, Jogjakarta  – Bawen toll road 75.83 km, Kediri – Kertosono 20.3 km, and Gilimanuk – Mengwi 95.22 km.

Indonesian government targeting to build 3,000 km new toll road across the archipelago, said the head of state in Jakarta. This year the nation targets to spend Rp420 trillion to build the infrastructure projects, including toll road.

Beside, the eight toll roads, there are some projects  in the tender process, namely the Balikpapan – Penajam Paser Utara toll road bridge along 7.35 km. The project is a business entity initiative with the right to equalize the offer or right to match at PT Tol Teluk Balikpapan, a subsidiary of PT Waskita Toll Road, with costs Rp15.53 trillion.

The other six toll road projects are also ready to be auctioned with a total investment of Rp135.60 trillion are Semanan – Balaraja toll road along 31.90 km, Kamal – Teluk Naga – Rajeg along 38.60 km, Patimban Port Access along 37.70 km, Gedebage – Tasikmalaya – Cilacap along 184 km, Solo – Yogyakarta – Kulon Progo along 91.93 km, and Yogyakarta – Bawen along 77 km.

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

Widodo has the plan to integrate the management of toll road across the country. The toll adjustment is expected to address the needs of logistics actors and encourage trucks or containers to utilize toll roads thus reducing arterial road burden. In his first term, the country aims to build 720 km of toll roads from five years ago 780 km.

US$1: Rp14,800

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