President Jokowi: Trans Java Toll Roads Expected to Boost Economy

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 20 Desember 2018
Category: News
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President Jokowi, accompanied by First Lady Ibu Iriana Joko Widodo and Minister of State-Owned Enterprises, takes a photo with workers of Trans Java project in Semarang, Central Java, Thursday (20/12). Photo by: OJI/PR.

President Jokowi, accompanied by First Lady Ibu Iriana Joko Widodo and Minister of State-Owned Enterprises, takes a photo with workers of Trans Java project in Semarang, Central Java, Thursday (20/12). Photo by: OJI/PR.

Trans Java Toll Roads network is expected to boost the country’s 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

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