Toll Road Development in Sumatra!
PEKANBARU – President of Indonesia Joko Widodo (Jokowi) accompanied by Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono and Minister of SOE Rini Soemarno reviewed the physical progress of Section 1 of Pekanbaru-Dumai toll road on Sunday (23/7/2017). The toll road section that part of the Trans Sumatra Toll is targeted to be finished at the time of next year’s Lebaran.
The Pekanbaru-Dumai toll road project is valued around 15 Trillion IDR and divided into six sections. Those six sections are Section I Pekanbaru-Minas (9,5km), Section II Minas-Petapahan (24km), Section III Petapahan-North Kandis (17km), Section IV Kandis-South Duri (26km), Section V South Duri-North Duri (28km), and Section VI North Duri-Dumai (25km).
Minister of PUPR Basuki Hadimuljono said that the toll road project has reached 47% of land acquisition. “We already got a legal opinion from prosecutor regarding which one is able to be replaced and which one is unable. For the Section I Pekanbaru-Minas along 9,5 km is targeted to be paved by the end of 2017,” said Basuki on Sunday (23/7/2017) as reported from kontan.co.id.
This toll road will integrate the connectivity of the region, facilitating the flow of goods distribution from industrial centre to various regions in Sumatra. More importantly, Pekanbaru-Dumai toll road can improve and facilitate the access of Pekanbaru as the Capital of Riau Province as well as business city and Dumai as a port city with advanced petroleum industry and agribusiness.