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Jakarta Post

Cisumdawu toll project to start this week

  • Nurfika Osman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 21 2012   /  11:53 am

The government is set to start the construction of a toll road project connecting Rancakalong and Sumedang in West Java this week after a securing soft loan from China Exim Bank worth US$93 million.

Public Works Ministry spokesman Waskito Pandu said the section, which is part of the 58 kilometer Cileunyi–Sumedang–Dawuan (Cisumdawu) project, is expected to be completed in 2014.

“Public Works Minister Djoko Kirmanto plans to launch the project himself this week, and a joint operation between Indonesia and China will work on it,” Pandu said in Jakarta on Tuesday, referring to Shanghai Construction Group, Wijaya Karya and Waskita Karya as the contractors.

He said that land acquisition for the 17 kilometer section has reached 45 percent as of today, making the ministry confident that the project will be finished on time.

He also said the government will imm...