JAKARTA - The West Java Provincial Government is intensely discussing the progress of the construction of the Cileunyi Sumedang-Dawuan (Cisumdawu) Toll Road with the Central Government. Therefore, the coordination meeting was often held to accelerate the construction of the toll road.
This was stated by West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil after a coordination meeting with the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan at the Office of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs on Friday (05/24/2019) was confirmed to be postponed because meeting personnel were incomplete.
In addition, Emil - as Ridwan Kamil was called - stated that a coordination meeting was needed to monitor and discuss the progress of the Cisumdawu Toll project. Because a number of obstacles that are present in the work must be dealt with immediately.
"Today we are discussing progress, there are indeed many obstacles and more problems with coordination, so we will meet again in full," he said.
"Earlier, it was ensured that anyone was responsible and accelerated because it had been slow for two years," he continued.
The Cisumdawu Toll Project is classified as strategic because it is one of the accesses to Kertajati West Java International Airport (BIJB). Therefore, Emil ensures the next coordination meeting will discuss a number of obstacles, one of which is land acquisition. "Then we will meet again to ensure obstacles such as land acquisition," he said.
Emil also hopes that all parties involved in the Cisumdawu Toll project will maintain solidity, communication and cooperation. Moreover, the West Java Provincial Government is ready to resolve the obstacles that have the potential to slow down the progress of Cisumdawu Toll Road construction.
In addition, the West Java Provincial Government will also pay attention to Cisumdawu Toll Road security and safety. This is in line with the direction of the West Java Regional Representative Council (DPRD) so that these two aspects are a priority in the construction of the Cisumdawu Toll Road.
Meanwhile, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi said that the coordination meeting needs to discuss the issue of the use of toll roads which are considered functional when the traffic is heavy. Following is the progress of development development. "After the Eid we meet again," he said.
"So, we want to discuss the Cisumdawu toll road. There must be an ATR (Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial Planning), LMAN (State Asset Management Institute), and all parties must be invited again," he continued.
Previously, West Java Regional Secretary Iwa Karniwa said that the section that could be used for Lebaran homecoming was the Rancakalong-Sumedang tract or precisely in section II of Cisumdawu. This is based on a report from the Cisumdawu Toll Work Unit (Satker).
"Cisumdawu is already 5.5 kilometers long," he said at Gedung Sate Bandung on Monday May 15, 2019.
According to Iwa Karniwa, the Cisumdawu Toll Road Working Unit is preparing access from Tanjungsari, Rancakalong, and Sumedang, for travelers to the toll road section. "It is being prepared for entering and exiting the toll road, it is significant that later it will be connected to the provincial road," he said.
In addition, Iwa also revealed that the Cisumdawu twin tunnels in the Rancakalong area will only be used on one side, namely from the direction of Bandung to Cirebon. Although only one tunnel is used, there are two routes going back and forth to Cirebon, namely Cisumdawu and Cadas Pangeran.
"One tunnel has not been used even though it has been completed because it requires some utility preparations such as signs and others," he said.