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Trans-Sumatra toll road to be integrated with Bakauheni harbor

Kamis 30 Apr 2015 19:53 WIB

Red: Julkifli Marbun

illustration  (foto : MgROL_37)

illustration (foto : MgROL_37)

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SABAHBALAU -- The under-construction Trans-Sumatra Toll Road will be integrated with Bakauheni Harbor, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said.

"The toll road will be integrated with Bakauheni Harbor, where the number of piers will be increased from the current five to eight," the head of state affirmed while inaugurating the commencement of the construction of the Trans-Sumatra Toll Road here on Thursday.

He is optimistic that the toll road will help to boost the country's economic growth and improve the efficiency of the inter-provincial transportation system.

The government is currently focusing on the construction of the 300-kilometer-long Bakauheni-Palembang segment of the Trans-Sumatra Toll Road. The Palembang-Aceh segment will be its next target, the construction of which will begin in 2016.

The Trans-Sumatra Toll Road is unique because the government plans to build a railway network, as well as a high-voltage electricity network, along the stretch. These will run parallel to the toll road.

"The Trans-Sumatra Toll Road will be 2,048 kilometers long and 125 meters wide," the president noted.

Moreover, Jokowi hopes that the 140-kilometer-long Bakauheni-Terbanggi Besar Lampung segment of the road is completed within three years.

For the construction of the Bakauheni-Palembang stretch, the government has allocated a funding of Rp40 to Rp45 trillion.

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