TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Public Works and Housing or PUPR Ministry planned to relocate 46 hectares of the mangrove area this year for the construction of the Semarang-Demak toll road.
PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said that his side would cooperate with local governments in Central Java to prepare the relocation plan of the forest area around the construction site of the Semarang-Demak toll road Section 1 of Semarang-Sayung segment. There will be three mangrove areas that will be moved.
“The PUPR Ministry is committed to applying sustainable infrastructure development, starting from the survey, investigation, design, land acquisition, construction, until operation and maintenance stages,” said Basuki in an official statement on Sunday, April 4, 2021.
He explained that the construction project is divided into two sections, namely Section 1 of Semarang/Kaligawe-Sayung and Section 2 Sayung-Demak. The toll road has a length of 27 kilometers.
The construction of 10.69-kilometer-long Section 1 will be carried out by the government, while the 16.31-kilometer-long Section 2 will be the responsibility of developer PT Pembangunan Perumahan Semarang Demak (Semarang Demak Housing Development).
Basuki said that the Semarang-Demak toll road will improve connectivity in the northern part of Central Java. It will also connect strategic areas such as ports, airports, industrial areas, and tourism areas, particularly Demak as a religious tourism area.