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More Java cities to be connected as work begins on Semarang-Demak toll road

  • Riza Roidila Mufti
    Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, September 25, 2019   /  01:52 pm
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Gas pipes are moved in Demak, Central Java, in this file photo. The Indonesia Toll Road Authority (BPJT) said the Semarang - Demak toll road was important to boost connectivity from Semarang to Demak and to Gresik and Surabaya in East Java as well as revitalize industrial zones along the route(ANTARA FOTO/Yusuf Nugroho)

The construction of the Semarang-Demak toll road will soon kick off and is expected to conclude in 2020, improving connectivity between cities on Java in line with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s infrastructure push. The 27-kilometer toll road, one of the government’s national strategic projects, will be built in parallel with the construction of a seawall along the coastline beside the toll road route, which can serve as a buffer against coastal flooding that normally hits the area, according to the Public Works and Housing (PUPR) Ministry. “This is part of the Java toll road network. Today, we will start the toll road development on the northern route of Java from Semarang to Surabaya, with the initial stage of development being that from Semarang to Demak. The toll road will be integrated with the seawall to prevent floods in Semarang,” said ...