Selasa, 16 April 2024|Jakarta, Indonesia

President Jokowi Inaugurates Indralaya-Prabumulih Toll Road in S. Sumatra Province

Nata Kesuma

Jumat, 27 Oktober 2023 - 09:45 WIB

President Jokowi Thursday (10/26) inaugurates the Indralaya-Prabumulih Toll Road in South Sumatra province.
President Jokowi Thursday (10/26) inaugurates the Indralaya-Prabumulih Toll Road in South Sumatra province.
A A A - President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inaugurated the 64.5-kilometer Indralaya-Prabumulih Toll Road in South Sumatra province, Thursday (10/26).

“This is a big investment but the benefits for our country, the benefits for the people will be extraordinary if we can increase productivity. It means that this toll road must be connected to agricultural areas, connected to tourism areas, connected to plantation areas, connected to industrial areas. The benefits will be significant,” President Jokowi said.

The Indralaya-Prabumulih Toll Road, which was built with an investment of Rp12.5 trillion, is part of the 2,800-kilometer Trans Sumatra Toll Road. The President expressed belief that this infrastructure development will increase the speed of mobility of goods and services as well as Indonesia’s competitiveness.

“Last night, I met with community leaders, religious leaders, they said, ‘Sir, it used to take 10 to 12 hours from Palembang to Lampung, now it takes 3.5 hours.’ That is an amazing speed,” he said.

The President stated that so far, the total length of toll roads that have been built only reached 2,800 kilometers. He deemed it that to compete with other countries, such as the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Indonesia needs a long way to go.

“China already has 280,000 kilometers. We have 2,800 [kilometers]. They have 280,000 kilometers. We are still very far away in terms of our competitiveness,” he said.

Therefore, the President underlined that Indonesia’s infrastructure development must continue to be improved to increase Indonesia’s competitiveness.

“That is what we want to pursue so that we can compete with other countries. We must continue to build more infrastructure, which can be achieved through the State Budget, built by state-owned enterprises, built by the private sector. We canuse all three [schemes] in parallel,” he said.

On the occasion, the President also inaugurated the Patih Galung Flyover in Prabumulih city. (TGH/UN) (FI/MMB)


Berita Lainnya

Business 28/02/2024 13:01 WIB

Carsurin and NBRI Strengthen Strategic Alliance to Propel Indonesia’s EV Industry

PT Carsurin Tbk ("Carsurin") and the National Battery Research Institute ("NBRI") are pleased to announce the signing of a pivotal Strategic Alliance Agreement (SAA), marking a significant advancement…

Economy 21/02/2024 08:38 WIB

Bapanas Head Ensures Availability of Rice Stock Ahead of Ramadan

The National Food Agency (Bapanas) has ensured the availability of rice for the fasting month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr 1445 Hijri/2024 CE.

Sport 21/02/2024 08:20 WIB

Receives Chairman of Jababeka (KIJA), Menpora Dito Ready to Support the Development of Sports SEZs

Chairman of PT Jababeka Tbk (KIJA), Setyono Djuandi Darmono met the Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Indonesia (Menpora RI) Dito Ariotedjo at the Kemenpora RI Office, Senayan, Jakarta,…

Business 21/02/2024 08:16 WIB

Jababeka (KIJA) Targets Marketing Sales of IDR 2.5 Trillion in 2024

PT Jababeka Tbk (KIJA) is targeting pre-sales revenue or marketing sales of IDR 2.5 trillion in 2024. According to the information disclosure of the Indonesia Stock Exchange on Tuesday (13/2), IDR 1,150…

World 19/02/2024 17:38 WIB

The Indonesian Embassy in Cairo Receives Aid for Palestine

Cairo, Egypt - The Indonesian Embassy in Cairo welcomes the Radjiman Wedyodiningrat Warship (RJW-992) which arrived at the Al Arish Port, North Sinai Province of Egypt at 8.00 A.M. Cairo local time (13/02).…