Indonesia continues to develop infrastructure. This time, the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) through the Toll Road Regulatory Agency is preparing nine new toll roads construction.
Based on data from the official BPJT website of the PUPR Ministry as of August 22, 2022, the government is starting the tender process for six toll road sections spread across Java and Kalimantan.
The sections that are being tendered by the government are the Balikpapan-Penajam Paser Utara Toll Road along 7.35 kilometers (KM) with an investment of IDR 15.53 trillion, Bogor Serpong Toll Road via Parung along 31.12 km with an investment value of IDR 8.9 trillion.
Furthermore, the JORR Elevated Toll Road (Cikunir-Ulujami) is 21.5 km long and has an investment value of IDR 21.56 trillion, Patimban Access Toll Road 37.05 trillion worth IDR 8.48 trillion, Kamal-Teluknaga-Rajeg Toll Road along 38.6 km IDR 18.62 trillion.
BPJT is also conducting a tender process for the 61.5 km South Sentul-Karawang Barat Toll Road with an estimated investment value of IDR 15.3 trillion.
In addition to the toll road sections that are currently going through a tender process, BPJT has also started tender preparations for three toll road sections in Java.
The sections are Semanan-Balaraja along 32.39 km with an investment of Rp. 15.53 trillion, Cikunir-Karawaci Toll Road with a length of 40.5 km with an investment value of Rp. 26.15 km, and Kediri-Tulungagung Toll Road with a length of 37.5 km with an investment of Rp. IDR 9.88 trillion.
Meanwhile, this year, the people of Indonesia will have 19 toll roads with a length of 283.15 km.
In detail, until August 2022, six new toll roads with a length of 84.15 km have been operated. While the remaining 13 other sections of 199 km are targeted to be completed by the end of December 2022.
Director General of Highways of the Ministry of PUPR Hedy Rahadian said the toll road sections operating from 2020 to August 2022 are 453.12 km long. Meanwhile, the toll road sections that are planned to be built or operated from September 2022 to 2024 are 1,014 km long.
Hedy explained that the 6 toll road sections that are already in operation are the Cileunyi-Sumedang-Dawuan Section 1 (11.4 km), the Binjai-Langsa Section 1 (11.8 km), the Manado-Bitung section, the Danowudu-Bitung section (13. 43 km), the Sigli-Banda Aceh Section 2 (6.35 km), the Cibitung-Cilincing Section 2 and 3 (24.45 km), and the Taba Penanjung-Bengkulu section (16.73 km).