TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) ensures the 80-kilometer Trans Sumatra toll road construction in Lampung will be completed by the end of this year.
Minister of SOEs, Rini M. Soemarno said the construction of toll road in Sumatra is part of the government’s effort to boost the economy on the island. She said, at the end of 2018, the 80-kilometer toll road will operate.
“This is a toll road that Lampung residents can be proud of. We hope that by 2019 we can connect to Palembang,” she said after the 2018 Asian Games Torch Relay event in Bandar Lampung, Wednesday, August 8.
The Trans Sumatra toll road, according to Rini, will accelerate land connectivity of the main cities on the island. She gave an example, the land access from Jakarta to Palembang could be faster.
The toll road that stretches across the Lampung region is the Bakauheni-Terbanggi Besar toll road with a length of 140,93 kilometers. It was constructed by PT Hutama Karya (Persero) through the government assignment scheme to SOEs.
Overall, Hutama Karya will work on eleven toll road segments in Sumatra. Finance Director of Hutama Karya, Anis Anjayani earlier said the total investment funds needed to build eleven priority toll road segments reached Rp250,5 trillion.
Currently, Hutama Karya has only Rp42 trillion in funds. The remaining funding needs will be met from a variety of funding sources, ranging from state capital participation (PMN), issuance of debt securities and construction support.