PUPR: 12 Toll Roads Ready to Operate in 2023


The 297 KM toll road project spread across 12 segment toll roads is ready to operate in 2023. This was confirmed directly by the Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono. They are also speeding up several mega projects such as dams and housing.

“In 2022, 375 km of new toll roads will be operated. Then, in 2023 it will be 297 km long, so it is hoped that by 2024 there will be an additional 1,500 km of new toll roads being operated. All of them with gate-to-gate services,” he explained.

Basuki said that in implementing the infrastructure spending program for the Fiscal Year 2023, the PUPR Ministry focused on completing the construction work that was being built. He also optimizes the infrastructure that has been built through the Operation, Maintenance, Optimization, and Rehabilitation (OPOR) approach.

The PUPR Ministry’s budget ceiling as stated in the 2023 FY State Budget Bill and its Financial Notes is IDR 125.2 trillion.

Furthermore, the priority activity budget for roads and bridges reached Rp 49.3 trillion. The funds are allocated to improve expressway connectivity.

He said 297 kilometers of new toll roads will be operated in 2023 spread over 12 sections, one of which is the 69.2 km Kayuagung-Palembang-Betung Toll Road.

According to him, PUPR will no longer carry out infrastructure development activities in 2023, unless there is a presidential order. Infrastructure development activities in 2023 remain a top priority and are expected to be fully completed by 2024.

Furthermore, Basuki explained that the budget ceiling of the Ministry of PUPR for FY 2023 will be used for activities in the water resources sector of Rp. 41.9 trillion.

The funds were allocated, among others, to continue the completion of 24 dams, of which 13 dams are targeted for completion, such as Keureuto and Rukoh in Aceh, and Lau Simeme in North Sumatra, Karian in Banten and Cipanas and Leuwikeris in West Java.

In addition, the PUPR Ministry will also continue the construction of irrigation networks covering an area of ​​6,900 hectares such as the Lematang Irrigation Area in South Sumatra, Baliase DI in South Sulawesi, Bintang Bano DI in NTB, Rentang DI in West Java and other irrigation areas whose water is served from dams.

In addition to these priority projects, the Ministry of PUPR 2022 will receive an ad hoc task to improve facilities and infrastructure for the G20 Summit (KTT) in Bali.

With a budget of Rp 800 billion, the PUPR Ministry is tasked with repairing roads, preparing mangrove seeding, and repairing venues.

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said the government needed to complete several priority infrastructure projects before the end of the Advanced Indonesia Cabinet.

The priority for the completion of these government projects is also reflected in the increase in the allocation of state expenditures for non-national economic recovery (PEN) in 2023.

“For priority infrastructure, Mr. Bas (Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono) must complete it before the Cabinet term ends. Some are consolidated,” Sri Mulyani said on the same occasion.