President Jokowi: Trans Java Toll Roads Expected to Boost Economy
Trans Java Toll Roads network is expected to boost the countrys economy and benefit all people, according to President Joko Jokowi Widodo.
For the record, President Jokowi on Thursday (20/12) inaugurated seven toll roads, four of which in East Java (Wilangan-Kertosono section of Ngawi-Kertosono Toll Road, Bandar-Kertosono section of Jombang-Mojokerto Toll Road, Pasuruan-Grati section of Gempol-Pasuruan Toll Road and Relokasi Gempol-Porong section of Surabaya-Gempol Toll Road) and three toll roads in Central Java (Pemalang-Batang, Batang-Semarang and Salatiga-Kertasura).
The Toll Roads are part of Trans Java network, connecting Merak (Banten Province) to Pasuruan (East Java Province).
On that occasion, President Jokowi and First Lady Ibu Iriana Joko Widodo traveled by bus from Surabaya to Semarang along the toll roads, covering 349 kilometers. According to the President, the toll roads are ready to operate and the quality of the roads are excellent. He also called on anyone who wants to use the toll roads to drive safe. (RAH/OJI/ES)
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Edited by: Ersan Pamungkas