President Jokowi Inaugurates Jakarta-Cikampek Elevated Toll Road
Date 12 Desember 2019
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Wednesday (12/12) in Cikarang, Bekasi, West Java, inaugurated the Jakarta-Cikampek II Elevated Toll Road.
In his remarks President Jokowi applauded the construction of the Elevated Toll Road that has been completed and could soon be utilized. He said that he had got many complaints regarding the traffic congestion in Cikampek-Jakarta or Jakarta-Cikampek toll road.
“We hope that the Jakarta-Cikampek Elevated Toll Road will resolve the problem,” the President said.
On that occasion President Jokowi praised all parties who have given their contribution to the toll road construction. The construction, he added, is very complicated: the existing road was still open during the construction, and there are also LRT and high-speed railway construction nearby.
“It is not easy, because the construction was conducted in the middle of very heavy traffic. Imagine, there are 200,000 vehicles passing by per day, and the construction site is above the road,” President Jokowi said, adding that the construction went smoothly.
“We hope that (the elevated toll road) will reduce congestion by approximately thirty percent. Of course this will also save fuel costs and other costs,” the President concluded.
Also present during the event were, among others, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko, and Governor of West Java Ridwan Kamil. (RSF/AGG/ES)
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Reviewed by: Lulu Wuliarti