The Jakarta Post
The Indonesia Toll Road Authority (BPJT) will offer at least seven projects worth Rp 151.15 trillion (US$10.83 billion), namely one toll bridge and six toll roads, this year.
BPJP head Danang Parikesit said in Jakarta on Friday that the seven projects were mostly proposed by businesspeople, one of which was the 7.35-kilometer Balikpapan-Penajam Paser Utara toll bridge, the tender of which is underway.
“The [toll bridge] project was initiated by a business entity. It was offered through a right to match scheme held by PT Tol Teluk Balikpapan,” Danang said as quoted by tempo.co.
With the right to match scheme, Tol Teluk Balikpapan, a subsidiary of PT Waskita Toll Road, had a greater opportunity to win the Rp 15.53 trillion project, Danang said.
The six toll road projects are two in Banten and Jakarta -- Semanan-Balaraja (31.9 km) and Kamal-Teluk Naga-Rajeg (38.6 km) --, two in West Java and Central Java -- Patimban toll road access (37.7 km) and Gedebage-Tasikmalaya-Cilacap (184 km) -- and two in Yogyakarta and Central Java -- Surakarta-Yogyakarta-Kulon Progo (91.93 km) and Yogyakarta-Bawen (77 km).
Danang said the toll projects aimed to help people and businesses cut travel time and costs. (bbn)