MAJALENGKA, - The main infrastructure in the form of an access to West Java International Airport (BIJB), in Kertajati District, Majalengka Regency can be completed along with the operation of the airport. It is planned that this non-toll road can be completed by May 2018.
Manager of Technical Unit of Project Management Unit (UMP) of PT BIJB Hidayat Effendi said, non-toll road that directly connects the artery of Majalengka Regency is currently being processed. The executor of physical development is done by the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR).
"For the access road (non toll road), it is targeted that this May 2018 will be completed, we will always coordinate with external parties regarding the readiness of the airport for non toll road," Hidayat said, Thursday 8 February 2018.
Physical construction of non-toll roads has started to be done in early 2018. Physical work is done after 24 hectares of land needed completed in December 2017 by the West Java provincial government. The non-toll budget requirement of approximately Rp77 billion is absorbed from the West Java provincial government's budget.
The connecting road to the international airport will stretch along 1.8 kilometers with a width of about 50 meters. It is located on 218 lots of land owned directly by West Java Provincial Government. Its location is adjacent to Kertajati Sub-District Office.
"Access to non-toll is the main access because it becomes the access needed for accessibility, hopefully the target set where it is budgeted PUPR can match the target and time and meet the good quality," he said.
Head of Kertajati Subdistrict Aminudin representing the local government of Majalengka Regency added that physical access road construction as of early February has reached 20 percent. Aminudin said, the contractor promised the road will be completed by April 2018.
Assuming the work is not constrained extreme weather that often happens as late as 2017 where heavy rain often flushed the area of ??Majalengka and surrounding areas.
"For non-toll road development towards the airport, infrastructure and physical works are targeted for three months of February March April. Land acquisition is done which ??now only a few fields but has been done its consignment," said Aminudin.
He said, with the progress of the target road into a critical infrastructure to support the operation of optimistic airport is reached. During the physical work he said he also found no significant obstacles in the field.
"We are optimistic that this can be completed three months as the contractor said, until now the progress itself has been 20 percent, and has seen the way," he added.
Just to note, in addition to non-toll road accessibility to Kertajati Airport will be supported also with the existence of toll lanes. Its presence will connect directly to Cipali Toll with an interchange at kilometer 157.
It is estimated that the physical construction of the toll road will begin in 2019 in line with the completion of Cisumdawu Toll.