Pekanbaru-Dumai Toll Road to Boost Investment, President Jokowi Says

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 25 September 2020
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President Jokowi inaugurates the Pekanbaru-Dumai toll road virtually from the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java Province, Friday (25/9). (Photo by: PR/Ibrahim)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo expressed his optimism that the operation of Pekanbaru-Dumai toll road can boost investment in the area, thereby creating jobs.

“For example, the development of industrial area will open up jobs, the develpment of housing will also open up jobs, then the development of tourism facilities will also open up jobs,” President Jokowi said at the inauguration of Pekanbaru-Dumai toll road via video conference from the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java Province, Friday (25/9).

According to the President, the development of these new economic centers will increase regional economic activities and once again open up more job opportunities for the youth.

“Investors’ interest in supporting regional development must be responded quickly, so that local governments and communities can obtain more benefits from the infrastructure the Government has built,” he said.

On the occasion, the President also pointed out that the infrastructure must be fully utilized. The toll road should be used as capital to develop more business opportunities, as well as a means to increase the distribution of social welfare, he added.

“By saying bismillahirrahmanirrahim, I inaugurate the operation of Pekanbaru-Dumai toll road,” he said. (FID/EN)



Translated by: Fairuzzamani Inayatillah
Reviewed by: Muhardi

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