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Ministry proposes five new toll road projects

  • Mardika Parama

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Sat, October 24 2020   /  01:00 am
Heavy equipment in the Bekasi-Cawang-Kampung Melayu overpass toll road construction project in Bekasi, West Java on Friday, April 24. 2020.(JP/PJ Leo)

The Public Works and Housing Ministry has proposed the addition of five new toll road projects in the National Strategic Projects (PSN) list, as it aims to achieve its road development target and cut down Indonesia’s staggeringly high logistics costs. The new toll road projects include the 37.7-kilometer Patimban seaport access road and 21-km Semarang harbor toll road, aimed to streamline access to strategic ports in West and Central Java, according to the ministry’s Bina Marga director general, Hedy Rahadian. The three other projects are the Gedebage-Tasikmalaya-Cilacap toll road in West Java, Maros-Sungguminasa-Takalar toll road in South Sulawesi and Samarinda-Bontang toll road in East Kalimantan. Alongside the new projects, the ministry is also proposing the expansion of four existing toll road projects that are already on the PSN list, including the Bogor Ring Ro...