Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) targets 13 new toll roads with a length of 309.78 kilometers (km) to be operational by the end of this year.
Director of the Freeway Directorate General of Highways of the PUPR Ministry Triono Junoasmono said that his party and the Toll Road Business Entity (BUJT) are continuing to complete the construction of toll roads in the country.
This aims to increase multimodal connectivity for more efficient national logistics system services in order to support economic growth and increase competitiveness.
For this reason, said Triono, the construction of toll roads is linked to the development of productive areas, such as industrial areas, tourism, airports and ports.
He said that the completion of toll road construction will be carried out in stages from year to year.
Triono said the construction of 790 km of toll roads until 2014 and continued in the 2015-2019 period had successfully completed 1,298 km, including the connection of the Trans Java Toll Road and the commencement of the Trans Sumatra Toll Road as the backbone of the national economy.
“In the 2020-2024 period, the target for the construction of 1,367 km of toll roads can be realized, of which from 2020 to May 2023, 535.5 km have been completed and will follow 309.78 km of new toll roads spread over 13 sections until the end of 2023. in the future,” Triono said through an official statement, Friday (26/5).
He also detailed several toll roads that had been operating from January to May 2023, namely the Semarang-Demak toll road (Section 2 Sayung-Demak, 16.01 km long), Becakayu (Section 2A Jakasampurna-Kayuringin 4.88 km long), and Cinere. -Jagorawi (Section 3A Kukusan – Krukut along 3.5 km).
“It is targeted that the total length of toll roads that have been completed construction/functional and operational by 2024 will total 3,455 km,” said Triono.
Meanwhile, the new sections that are targeted to operate until the end of 2023 are sections 4-6 (28.2 km) of the Cileunyi-Sumedang-Dawuan Toll Road, section 2 of the Ciawi Sukabumi Toll Road (11.9 km), section 4 of the Cibitung-Cilincing Toll Road ( 7.7 km), Section 2 of the Cimanggis-Cibitung Toll Road (23.01 km), and Section 2 of the Serpong-Cinere Toll Road (3.6 km).
Then, the Sigli-Banda Aceh Toll Road section 5-6 (13.2 km), Kuala Tanjung-Tebing Tinggi-Parapat Toll Road section 1-2 (38.45 km), Pasuruan-Probolinggo Toll Road section 4A (8.57 km), and the South Jakarta-Cikampek II Toll Road package 3 (31.25 km).
Then, section 1B of the Serpong-Balaraja Toll Road (5.4 km), Kisaran-Tebing Tinggi Toll Road (47.6 km), and the Binjai-Langsa Toll Road (26.2 km) and the Indralaya-Prabumulih Intersection (64.7 km).
Triono said that the construction of toll roads is very useful in supporting regional economic growth. This is because the mobility of goods, logistics and people becomes faster and more efficient due to reduced travel time and savings in transportation operational costs.
He gave an example of the Trans Java Toll Road being able to encourage the growth of new industrial areas, including Batang, Subang, Tegal, Pemalang, Kendal, Brebes, to a number of areas in the south, such as Boyolali, Sragen, Ngawi and Nganjuk.
“Strengthening local MSMEs is also part of the toll road development where each rest area is not only filled with big brands but also local MSME products,” concluded Triono.