Indonesia’s Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) has set a target of extending the length of Indonesia’s toll roads to 5,103 kilometers from 2,386 km by 2024, more than double the length of the network now. According to PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono, 19 toll road sections, stretching 406 km, will be completed in 2021. Currently, seven sections spanning 52 km, including the 14.2-km Cengkareng – Batu Ceper – Kunciran Toll Road, have become operational.
Indonesia is building toll roads to link productive areas, such as industrial areas, tourism, airports, and seaports, to improve logistics smoothness. For example, the Trans Sumatra Toll Road connects industrial areas with ports, including the Lampung Industrial Park area with Panjang, Lampung and Bakauheuni ports. Another example is the Trans Java Toll Road, which was built to support the connectivity of industrial estates (KI) in Java, including KI Jababeka, Karawang, KI Subang in West Java and KI Batang in Central Java with ports such as Merak and Tanjung Priok.
In the National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2020-2024, the infrastructure development agenda aims to develop basic service infrastructure focused on transportation safety and security, among other things. The road and bridge infrastructure development targets include 2,500 km of new and/or operational toll roads, three thousand km of new national roads, 38,726 m of bridges built, and 31,053 m of flyovers and underpasses. Of these targets, 246-km-long toll roads, 463-km-long new roads, 16,923-meter-long bridges, and 987-meter-long flyovers/underpasses were built in 2020.
Priorities during the 2020-2024 period include the Trans Sumatra Toll Road (JTTS), the Trans Papua Road, and the Trans/Outermost/Disadvantaged Island Ring Road (connecting Morotai, Nias, Saumlaki, Sumba, etc.), to strengthen connectivity.
(Source: Antara News)