New toll road will improve connectivity, says Jokowi
The Jakarta Post
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo opened the Pejagan-Pemalang toll road in Central Java on Friday, which is part of the transJava toll road project.
The President said the toll road was one of many infrastructure projects undertaken in the last four years to improve connectivity across the country.
“Inter-island, inter-province and inter-city connectivity have been improved with the construction of new seaports, roads and airports. One by one, our regions are being integrated,” Jokowi said as quoted by kontan.co.id.
He added that these infrastructure projects would help spur economic growth as part of the government’s efforts to improve social welfare.
“It will also help with the smooth distribution of goods and services,” Jokowi said, adding that Merak and Surabaya would be connected to toll roads in the second week of December.
He added that the remaining toll roads to Banyuwangi would be completed next year.
He applauded the State-Owned Enterprises Ministry and the Public Works and Housing Ministry for their roles in the infrastructure projects, particularly the toll roads. (bbn)
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