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Jakarta Post

Govt confident Cisumdawu toll road completed by end of 2020 despite setbacks

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Sumedang, West Java   /   Mon, September 23, 2019   /  09:53 am
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Cisumdawu toll road.(Public Works and Public Housing Ministry/Public Works and Public Housing Ministry)

The ongoing construction of the Cisumdawu toll road in West Java has encountered its fair share of bumps along the way. The government and private contractors are faced with the difficult decision of whether to evict several existing public facilities in the area – including a school – to make room for the freeway.

Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono recently said he was optimistic that the 62-kilometer toll road would meet its set deadline, conveying the government’s steadfast commitment to complete the project by late 2020.

“We’re doing our best to ensure that the entire toll road will be completed by the end of next year,” Basuki said during an inspection of the construction site on Sept. 19.

He added that the ministry had coordinated with the Sumedang administration to relocate th...