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Jakarta Post

RI upbeat over infrastructure

  • Rachmadea Aisyah and Linda Yulisman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 29 2017   /  12:45 am

Round-table session: State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno (second right) chats with (from left) BNI CEO Achmad Baiquni, PricewaterhouseCoopers Indonesia adviser Julian Smith and The Jakarta Post chairman of the board of directors Jusuf Wanandi during the opening of a discussion on infrastructure investment in Jakarta on Thursday.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Rini Soemarno can now exhale as the Bawen-Salatiga toll road in Central Java kicked off operations early this week.

The 17.6-kilometer Bawen-Salatiga toll road, dubbed Indonesia’s loveliest toll road, will link Semarang, the provincial capital, and Surakarta, and is part of the Trans-Java toll road project, a key component to the government’s infrastructure push.

Following the toll road’s inauguration, Rini expressed optimism over the country’s potential to build toll ...