Thursday, 7 November 2013


Having succeeded in building an offshore toll road in Bali, which connected Tanjung Benoa-Ngurah Rai-NusaDua, now the Ministry of BUMN had the ambition to build a toll road on sea surface from Jakarta to Surabaya. To realize the plan, 19 BUMN companies and signed an agreement to set up a consortium to build this project.

This was disclosed by the Minister of BUMN Dahlan Iskan at the Sarinah building on the occasion of around 19 BUMN companies Who would run feasibility study for building offshore toll road on Thursday [3/10].

“Today we signed agreement on work plan so we could jointly make feasibility study to build offshore toll road without land clearing but involving the related Governors” Dahlan said.

It seemed that Dahlan Iskan was impressed by the water toll road built in Bali, so they had other obsession which was more prestigious. This number one man at the Ministry of BUMN called out 19 BUMN to undertake this titanic project. The BUMN companies involved were : PT Jasa Marga Tbk, PT Andhi karya Tbk, PT Wijaya karya Tbk, PT Istaka Karya, PT Nindya Karya, PT Brantas Adipraya, PT Hutami Karya, PT Pembangunan Perumahan Tbk.

Furthermore, PT Bank Negara Indonesia Tbk, PT Bank Mandiri Tbk, PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia Tbk, PT Bank Tabungan Negara Tbk, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III, PT Taspen, PT Jamsostek, PT Krakatau Steel Tbk.

According to Dahlan, development of Jakarta Surabaya offshore toll road was inspired by the success in Bali. If the study was successful, BUMNs must be determined to work shoulder-to-shoulder to build bigger toll road project. He claimed that the process of building in Bali. “The feasibility study may take 6 months, thereafter we will forward the proposal to the Government,” Dahlan said.

Meanwhile the President of PT Jasa Marga Adityawarman said the toll road could be build on land or sea, but the certainty could only be know acter the feasibility study was accomplished. “The point is that BUMN must not be disadvantaged” Adityawarman said.

Even if possible, he said, the toll road would be built partly on land and partly at sea. However, in view of the fast growing number of vehicles, he saw the potential was relevant to Greater Jakarta and Java.

“The route which was feasible businesswise was from Semarang to Surabaya through the northern coastline, but the most pressing was at Pantura and that part is most feasible” he sai.

Business News - October 9, 2013

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