Remarks of President of the Republic of Indonesia during Inspection to Trans Sumatera Toll Road, Pekanbaru – Padang Section, Pekanbaru – Bangkinang Section, 19 May 2021, Kampar Regency, Riau Province
Date 19 Mei 2021
Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,
This morning I inspected the progress of the construction of the Trans Sumatra Toll Road, the Pekanbaru – Padang section, and this is the Pekanbaru – Bangkinang fin which later on will be extended to West Sumatera provincial capital of Padang.
It has been constructed for about 40 kilometers and we hope the infrastructure will continue to expand.
And once again, with the operation of many of toll roads, we hope mobility of goods and people can be accelerated and we can boost our competitiveness against other countries.
Moreover, we hope the toll road will be able to boost mobility and competitiveness of products produced by Riau province and West Sumatra province in particular so that it can compete with products from other countries.
That concludes my remarks.
I thank you.
Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. (EST/EP)