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    Governor Appreciates the Toll and Train Development Progress


    BANDUNG - West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan (Aher) appreciates the efforts to accelerate the construction of four toll roads and two major projects in West Java.

    According to him, four toll roads are Pasirkoja-Soreang, Bandung Inter Urban Toll Road (BIUTR), Ciawi-Bogor-Sukabumi/Bocimi, and Sumedang-Cileunyi-Kertajati (Cisumker). While the two segments of high-speed railway of Bandung-Jakarta and light rail transit (LRT) commuter which covers the Greater Jakarta (Jabodetabek).

    "There are encouraging development of all these development plans, the movement of the provincial government elements was so fast. So that impacted on investors coming, increased land acquisition, and much more," he said in Bandung, Sunday (29/11).

    According to Aher, referring to information from the Secretary of West Java province Iwa Karniwa, the 54 kilos of Bocimi toll has been running well since the first stage of land acquisition has reached 133 hectares of the needs of 144 hectares or 92 percent. While the actual physical construction reached 3.18 percent.

    "The interesting part of Bocimi is a strategic private investor makes stronger. After the MNC Group, there are new entry by PT. Waskita Karya in this toll road business. Insya Allah, it paved the construction so that able to unravel the congestion," he said.

    Cisumker Toll is now ongoing pursuit of targets completed in conjunction with the completion of the West Java International Airport in 2017 or 2018.

    West Java provincial government has asked the central government through the Ministry of Public Works to immediately allocate funds construction of section I in 2016 amounted to Rp1.8 trillion.

    “For Pasirkoja Soreang toll, we have done groundbreaking on 10 September 2015 ago. Looking at developments in the field, we are optimistic to achieve the target can be used before September 2016. While BIUTR toll already entered on discussions implementation plan," he said.

    According to the Governor, the construction of the railway, it had cooperated with the central government and the city government in the ground breaking, commuter light rail transit/LRT in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah on 9 September 2015.

    LRT consists of two stages with a total length of 83.6 km. Both are targeted to be operational starting in 2018. The project is expected to be built more quickly than other types of trains because the construction can be done on owned land space and non-toll roads, so that the land acquisition often a wedge could be expedited.

    "Simultaneously, the development of high-speed railway in Jakarta-Bandung is also a positive signal. Last week, we've met Mr. Hanggoro Dwi (Director of PT. Kereta Cepat Indonesia China) which mentions the development plan is still on the track," he said.

    Aher expected both the train construction have same origin but the technology with prioritising the transfer of technology. Optimism also arise because of the construction of the train is not depend on APBN/APBD.

    "We have to racing this, because a strong infrastructure devastating effects as well. For example  Cipali toll, when we inaugurated together with President on June 13rd, the effect of economic was scroll to West Java," he said.

    Aher said the fastest completed of entire development plan is in 2017 and a maximum of 2019. Even so, he ensure there will be continuity of policy by any leader.

    "We will tie with the MoU, a strong legal agreement so that anyone can continue to strive realising this target of making the most advanced province of Indonesia," he concluded.


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