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Tanjung Priok Toll Road Access is Expected to Saving Cost & Time

by Sebastianus Epifany Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 10:01

JAKARTA - Tanjung Priok toll road access as the new infrastructure is expected to accelerate the flow of logistics distribution from and to the Tanjung Priok Port. According to the Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, this toll road will impact on savings both in time and costs.

Construction of Tanjung Priok toll road access toll is taken by the Ministry PUPR with a cost of 4.1 trillion rupiahs which sourced from the state budget and loans from Japan (JICA). The construction started in 2008 and was completed in early 2017. This project has been inaugurated by President Jokowi on Saturday (4/15/2017).

There will be ease on saving to the cost and the certainty of time. Before the toll is completed it always needs time, tired and less secure (to distribute goods). So this is a big leap," said Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi as reported from dephub.go.id (18/04/2017).

Budi Karya Sumadi explained that his staff and relevant stakeholders always try to implement the president mandate which is to enhance the nation's competitiveness through the improvement of Tanjung Priok Port. He said there are three components that can reduce the cost of logistics, namely: from the ship, container terminal, and land.

"As instructed by the President. We would like to improve competitiveness. Now we have inaugurated the toll road, next week we will bring a big ship. It is expected that there will be a logistics cost saving in there. The operation of this toll road is an attempt to minimise time and cost in terms of the land sector. The target is at least (in the logistics costs,-ed) we equal with Singapore," he said.

Tanjung Priok toll road access becomes one of the national strategic projects. This toll road is part of the Greater Jakarta toll road network system which connected to the Jakarta outer ring road and roundabout. The existence of this toll road will reduce the burden of the traffic volume from the Karawang, Bekasi, as well as from the east, which restricted to the arterial road.

The travel time through this toll road will save time up to 1-2 hours. Within one-month PUPR Ministry will not charge a toll usage, so the public may access this toll road for free.

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