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Jakarta Post

Financing, land acquisition issues hamper strategic toll road projects

  • Mardika Parama and Marchio Irfan Gorbiano


Jakarta   /   Mon, July 13 2020   /  01:00 am
Cisumdawu toll road.(Public Works and Public Housing Ministry/Public Works and Public Housing Ministry)

A lack of financing and the country’s age-old issues with land acquisition have delayed the development of the government’s strategic toll road projects, namely the 2,800-km trans-Sumatra toll road and the 62 km Cileunyi-Sumedang-Dawuan (Cisumdawu) toll road in West Java. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on Tuesday that no permanent solutions had been found to resolve the reoccurring issues that have hampered the projects, especially delays in land acquisition in the Cisumdawu project. “I still see many reoccurring technical and administrative issues with no permanent solution. We haven’t created a simple and concise regulation that offers a real solution to these issues,” he said during a limited meeting on National Strategic Projects (PSN) at the Merdeka Palace. He said the land acquisition issues included delays in repayments ...