President Jokowi Inaugurates Pandaan-Malang Toll Road

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 13 Mei 2019
Category: News
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Turun-PesawatAs part of his working visit in East Java province, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Monday (13/5) inaugurated the operation of Pandaan-Malang Toll Road section I-III.

The President previously inspected the panel display and project model of the toll road.

In his remarks at the inauguration ceremony, President Jokowi said that the long-awaited toll road would reduce Surabaya-Malang travel time from 3-3.5 hours to just one hour.

“There are 7.8 kilometers (of the toll road) that have not been completed. I have instructed (relevant parties) to complete the project by the end of the year,” the President said, adding that he has also instructed Minister of State-Owned Enterprises to make the toll road free of charge until this year’s Eid Day.

The toll road, the President added, is also expected to accelerate mobility of goods, services, and people, as well as provide access to Malang as a tourist destination and boost economic growth in the area.

Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Edited by: Ersan Pamungkas

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