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Bidding for toll roads worth Rp 142t to start soon

  • Mardika Parama

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 18 2020   /  01:00 am
Workers bolt together steel sections to be used for the construction of the Cimanggis-Cibitung toll road project in Cimatis, Bekasi, West Java, on Tuesday. The road is part of the toll road projects currently being built in Greater Jakarta.(The Jakarta Post/P.J.Leo )

The Public Works and Housing Ministry is aiming to start the bidding process of nine toll road sections, with a combined length of 350 kilometers and combined investment of around Rp 142.5 trillion (US$10 billion), by year-end, a minister has said. Minister Basuki Hadimuljono on Sunday said the government aimed to expedite the toll road bidding process to push down logistics costs, improve connectivity and provide employment opportunities in the country. “We believe that only through improved connectivity can we increase investment on the ground and create more jobs in the future,” he said in a statement. The proposed toll roads include the 39.2-km-long Kamal-Teluk Naga-Rajeg toll road in Banten, worth around Rp 18.5 trillion, and the 37.7 km access toll road for Japan-backed Patimban Seaport in West Java, with an estimated investment of Rp 6.36 trillion. Oth...