Infrastructure development on Sumatra island continues. The Trans Sumatra Toll Road will be longer due to the addition of two new sections whose construction will be completed in 2023.
The two new toll roads are the Kuala Tanjung – Tebing Tinggi – Parapat Toll Road and the Indrapura – Kisaran Toll Road. The government is indeed accelerating the construction of the Trans Sumatra Toll Road by adding new sections.
The presence of the Kuala Tanjung – Tebing Tinggi – Parapat Toll Road will later become supporting connectivity to the Lake Toba National Tourism Strategic Area (KSPN) and can be reached in just 1.5 hours using this Toll Road.
In addition, this Toll Road will also be connected to the Kuala Tanjung International Port and Industrial Estate, so that access to logistics distribution from Medan to the surrounding industrial areas to the port will become even easier.
The Kuala Tanjung – Tebing Tinggi – Parapat Toll Road which has a total length of 143.25 Km, is divided into 6 Sections, including Section 1 Tebing Tinggi – Inderapura (20.40 Km), currently the progress has reached 94.79%, and construction will be completed in December.
Section 2 Indrapura – Kuala Tanjung (18.05 Km) progress has reached 75.32%, Section 3 Tebing Tinggi – Serbelawan (30 Km) progress has reached 64.62%, and Tebing Tinggi Junction (7.07 Km) with progress reaching 63.79% which is targeted to complete construction in early 2023.
Then Section 4 Serbelawan – Pematang Siantar (28 km) with progress reaching 57.03% which is targeted for completion in mid-2023. The four sections are supported by the Toll Road Business Entity (BUJT) PT Hutama Marga Waskita.
Meanwhile, Section 5 of Pematang Siantar – Seribudolok (22.30 Km) and Section 6 of Seribudolok – Parapat (16.70 Km) are currently still in the preparation stage. Sections 1 – 4 are supported by the Toll Road Business Entity (BUJT) PT Hutama Marga Waskita and Sections 5 – 6 are supported by the Government.
BPJT Head Danang Parikesit made a field visit to the Kuala Tanjung – Tebing Tinggi – Parapat Toll Road and Indrapura – Kisaran Toll Road, last week.
The Indrapura – Kisaran Toll Road has 2 sections, namely Section 1 Indrapura – Limapuluh which is 15.60 km long, and Section 2 Lima Puluh – Kisaran which is 32.15 km long. Currently, the overall construction progress has reached 64.97% which is targeted to be completed in 2023.
The Indrapura – Kisaran Toll Road which is managed by the Toll Road Business Entity (BUJT) PT Hutama Karya (Persero) is also supporting connectivity between regions from Medan to Kisaran and the surrounding areas as well as connecting production centers and providing access to various tourist destinations in North Sumatra.
Therefore, The Trans Sumatra toll road is believed by the government to equalize the economy of Sumatra island.