Jokowi Inaugurates Indonesia`s Longest Toll Road

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  • Petugas perwakilan dari Jasamarga menunjukkan peta jalur tol kepada Presiden Jokowi sebelum peresmian pengoperasian jalan tol Gempol-Pandaan, di pintu tol Pandaan, Jawa Timur, 12 Juni 2015. TEMPO/Aris Novia Hidayat

    Petugas perwakilan dari Jasamarga menunjukkan peta jalur tol kepada Presiden Jokowi sebelum peresmian pengoperasian jalan tol Gempol-Pandaan, di pintu tol Pandaan, Jawa Timur, 12 Juni 2015. TEMPO/Aris Novia Hidayat

    TEMPO.CO, Purwakarta - President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Saturday (13/6) inaugurated Cikopo-Palimanan toll road, which spans along 116.75 kilometers and is the longest toll road in Indonesia and also a part of the Trans Java toll road.

    "I’d like to highly appreciate the management of Cikopo-Palimanan toll road that has completed the project before the fasting month,” the President said in his remarks.

    The Cikopo-Palimanan toll road traverses five regencies in West Java, namely Purwakarta, Subang, Indramayu, Majalengka, and Cirebon.

    In the meantime, Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said that the toll road is apart of the Trans Java toll road and will also connect Jakarta-Cikampek toll road  and Palimanan-Kanci toll road.

    “The operation of Cikopo-Palimanan toll road is expected to reduce the mileage of Pantura (northern cost of Java) lane by around 40 kilometer and will reduce the mileage by at least 2 hours,” he said.

    He also hoped that the toll road could solve a number of issues related to road infrastructures, especially in the Pantura area and hoped that it could support mobility in Java and support economic development in West Java.

    AMIRULLAH