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Jasa Marga confident on tariff hikes plan

  • The Jakarta Post

JAKARTA   /   Sat, May 16 2009   /  12:54 pm

State toll road operator PT Jasa Marga was upbeat with its proposal to increase toll road tariffs that is says is in keeping with its contracts. The publicly listed company has announced plans to increase tolls on 11 of 13 toll roads under its
management. The planned tariff increase, which would take place in August, is currently under review by
the Indonesian Toll Road Authority (BPJT), an agency under the Public Works Ministry that was set up in 2005. Jasa Marga secretary Okke Marlina was upbeat that BPJT would approve the proposal that would allow his company to increase the tariffs between 17 and 20 percent.
“We have fulfilled our contractual service standards,” Okke said, adding that the company had not increased the tolls on those roads for the past two years as stipulated in the contract.
Under existing contracts, to...