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Jakarta Post

Govt breaks ground on phase 3 of Cisumdawu toll road project

  • Rachmadea Aisyah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 24, 2017   /   02:39 pm
Govt breaks ground on phase 3 of Cisumdawu toll road project Workers install an underground tunnel on Aug. 14 along the Cisumdawu toll road section running through Cilengsar village in West Java's Sumedang regency. ( Mulia)

The Public Works and Public Housing Ministry broke ground Friday on the third phase of the 61.7-kilometer Cisumdawu toll road that connects several West Java towns, including Cileunyi, Sumedang and Dawuan.

The third phase of the project would be completed in 2019, director general of roads Arie Setiadi Moerwanto told reporters on Friday at the ministry.

“The ministry’s toll road authority will be supervising the joint construction project of the China Road and Bridge Corporation and state-owned construction firm Adhi Karya,” he said.

Arie said the project cost Rp 2.24 trillion (US$165.6 million), which would be covered by a loan from China. “We still have work left to do to complete the loan agreement, and we will work very hard toward it," he added.

The government also needs to finish acquiring land for the project: As of November, it had acquired only 37.5 percent of the land needed for the project.

Freeways and regional roads director Sugiyartanto said ministerial representatives had already spoken with the landowners. “So we expect to be able to acquire the rest of the land soon,” he said. (bbn)