Toll Road Connecting Lampung – Aceh to be Operational by 2024: President Jokowi
As part of his working visit to Lampung Province, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Friday (15/11) inaugurated Terbanggi Besar – Pematang Panggang – Kayu Agung Trans Sumatra Toll Road spanning 189 km long.
The inauguration ceremony took place at Simpang Pematang Toll Gate km 240 point in Mulya Agung Village, Simpang Pematang District, Mesuji Regency, Lampung Province.
“This is the longest toll road I have ever inaugurated and we hope it will be continued from Kayu Agung to Palembang (in South Sumatera) and Palembang to Kedung in Banyu Asin,” said the President.
According to the President, the newly-inaugurated toll road is expected to boost tourism and economy in the area.
Investment is also forecast to increase following the availability of supporting facilities for production, which will create new jobs, he added.
“This will facilitate production of existing production centers,” said the President.
During the inauguration ceremony of Bakauheni-Teranggi Besar Toll Road, the President also stated that the construction of the Trans Sumatra Toll Road project, which connects Bakauheni in Lampung and Aceh, would be completed in 2024.
“God’s willing, the construction of this 2,700 km long toll road will be completed by 2024,” the President said, adding that the construction of toll road also aims to build civilization and to create greater mobility of people, goods, and services. (TGH/OJI/ES)
Translated by: Muhardi
Edited by: M. Ersan Pamungkas