Expected to operate before Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit to be held in September 2013, construction of Nusa Dua – Ngurah Rai – Tanjung Benoa toll road is accelerated.
Head of Communications Center at the Ministry of Public Works, Waskito Pandu, in Bali, Tuesday (9/4), said that the progress up to September 3, 2012 already reaches 32.4% of 32.1% of the target set. It is set that in October, the progress will reach 75%, and in April 2013, it will be inaugurated and will operate in July 2013.
President Director of PT Jasa Marga (Persero), Tbk, Adityawarman, said that the progress of construction of the 10Km-length toll road has reached 24% on August 18, 2012. The company projected that construction of all the pile foundations can be completed by December 2012. “Construction progress has reached 24%. In some sections, construction progress has reached more than 30%, but there is only one section which is only at 18% of completion progress. But, we expected that all pile foundations will be complete by December this year”, he said on Monday (9/3).
According to him, acceleration of toll road construction is maybe because it requires not too large area, namely 5 hectares for construction of entry and exit gates in Tanjung Benoa, near Ngurah Rai airport and Nusa Dusa.
For construction of toll road worth Rp 2.3 trillions, Jasa Marga has received a Rp 1,739 billion fund from a syndicate of banks consisting of Bank Mandiri, Bank Rakyat Indonesia, and Bank Central Asia.
Head of Toll Road Regulator (BPJT) of the Ministry of Public Works, Achmad Gani Gazali, said that land clearance for the toll road can be speeded up land clearance for toll road can be speeded up considering that a major part of the land required is owned by shareholders of the project. “The one which is community land is located near Nusa Dua, and the remaining is owned by other shareholders in the consortium, such as the one in Tanjung Benoa which is owned by PT Pelindo III and the one in Ngurah Rai which is owned by PT Angkasa Pura I. So, the land clearance process should not be difficult”, he said.
The Nusa Dua – Ngurah Rai – Tanjung benoa toll road is managed by PT Jasa Marga Bali Toll, which is a consortium of companies with majority shareholders consisting of PT Jasa Marga (60%), and the remaining shares are owned by PT Pelindo III (20%), PT Angkasa Pura I (10%), Bali Toursim Development Center (1%), PT Hutama Karya (2%), PT Wijaya Karya, Tbk (5%), and PT Adhi Karya, Tbk (2%).
Vice Minister of Public Works, Hermanto Dadak, explained that construction of Nusa Dua – Ngurah Rai – Tanjung Benoa toll road is aimed at reducing traffic congestion on Ngurah Rai – Tanjung Benoa and Ngurah Rai – Denpasar toll roads. The toll road will have a special lane for motorcycles and will be a triple-decker.
With an investment of Rp 2.3 trillions and concession period of 45 year, Nusa Dua – Ngurah Rai – Tanjung Benoa too road will be operated with a preliminary tariff of Rp 10,000 for category I vehicles and Rp 4,000 for category VI vehicles.
The toll road will be constructed simultaneously with construction of Dewa Rutji underpass. Construction of the underpass worth Rp 136.19 billions is expected to reduce traffic congestion on the road from Nusa Dua to Ngurah Rai airport.
Business News - September 7, 2012