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KEMENPUPR Performance in Developing Connectivity Infrastructure in 2016

by Sebastianus Epifany Friday, January 6, 2017 - 15:29

JAKARTA - Connectivity is one of the classic problems in Indonesia an archipelago country. It takes a special acceleration to realize the equitable economy across regions in the country and the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (KEMENPUPR) has answered it with connectivity infrastructure development throughout 2016.

PUPR Ministry through Directorate General of Highways in 2016 successfully completed the construction of a 68 km toll road, which is Krian-Mojokerto toll road along the 18,5 km, Section I and II of Pejagan-Pemalang toll road along the 20,2 km, and section III of Kertosono - Mojokerto toll road along the 5 km. Overall in 2 years (2015-2016) the toll road length has increased of 176 km and cumulatively will increase to 400 km by the end of 2017's.

For the construction of the bridge, PUPR Ministry has completed the construction of the bridge with a total of 9.098 meters long, one of which is the construction of Antapani flyover in Bandung, West Java as long as 700 meters. The construction only takes six months with steel structure wavy technology or corrugated Mortar Pusjatan (CMP), which was built firstly in Indonesia.

Another bridge which was completed in 2016 includes Sigandul bridge in Central Java along 100 meters, Tayan Bridge in West Kalimantan along 1,420 meters and Red and White bridges along the in Maluku along 1,140 meters.

In 2016, it was recorded that PUPR Ministry also has started the construction of new roads and bridges including Pemalang-Batang toll road along the 39,2 km, Batang-Semarang toll road along 75 km, Pekanbaru-Dumai toll road along the 135 km and Kendari Bay Bridge along 474 km.

"I think the benefits of each highway is expected to be one of the solutions to overcome traffic congestion in the surrounding area, especially to improve the distribution to reduce logistics costs economically," said Minister Basuki, as reported from today (01/06/2017).

Some of the toll roads have also been carried signatories Toll Road Concession Agreement (PPJT) at the end of 2016, including Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Road II (elevated) along the 36,84 km and highway Krian-Legundi-Bunder-Manyar (KLBM) along 38,29 km. Both of these will help to increase the toll road service by breaking down congestion that occurs in each segment.

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