TEMPO.CO, Batang - During his visit to the location of the Batang-Semarang toll road project, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo hoped that the toll road can be completely operational for the 2017 Eid Al-Fitr annual homecoming.
Jokowi expressed his optimism towards the project because all land acquisitions related to the project will be finalized in February. "If land acquisitions are done, it means that the construction has been accelerated through two to three shifts," Jokowi said on Monday, January 9, 2017.
Furthermore, President Jokowi also revealed that land acquired throughout Batang District has been completed. The process will continue to regions in Kendal and Semarang. "The land acquisition process went quickly because it is supported by laws and regulations," Jokowi said.
Construction of the Batang-Semarang toll road is divided into five sections. The first section will cover 3.2 kilometers of road construction in East Batang while section two covers 36.35 kilometers of toll road connecting East Batang and Weleri.
Section three and four will cover the construction of 11.95 kilometers of toll road from Weleri to Kendal, and a 13.5 kilometers of toll road connecting Kendal and Kaliwungu, respectively.
Meanwhile, section five will connect Kaliwungu and Krapyak with 10.9 kilometers of toll road.