Remarks of President Joko Widodo at the Inauguration of Pandaan-Malang Toll Road Operation, on 13 May 2019, at Singosari Toll Gate, Malang Regency, East Java Province

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 13 Mei 2019
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Unofficial English Translation 

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim,
Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the people have been anticipating the Surabaya-Malang Toll Road for years. Previously, the Malang Regent said it took almost three hours, sometimes it could take three-and-a-half hours. Now, after the construction finished, it will take about only an hour to drive.

The construction work of 7.8 kilometers has been delayed. But I have instructed them to finish the construction by the end of the year. Hopefully, it can be faster.

Secondly, I have instructed Minister of State-Owned Enterprises to ensure that the toll road will be free of charge until this year’s Eid holiday ends and the Minister has reaffirmed her commitment to do so.

I conclude my remarks in this good opportunity.

I hope that the toll road can accelerate mobility of goods, services, and people so that Malang will truly become a tourist area connected by this toll road, and we hope that the economic growth will improve and rise.

By saying bismillahirrahmanirrahim, I officially open the Pandaan-Malang Toll Road section I, section II, and section III.

Thank you.
Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.(Public Relation Division of Cabinet Secretariat)(RF/AW/YM/Naster)

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