Land Acquisition Almost Fulfilled, Balikpapan-Samarinda Toll Road Scheduled to Functionally Operate by Next May
Balikpapan (04/08) - PT Jasamarga Balikpapan Samarinda (JBS), a business group of PT Jasa Marga (Persero) Tbk. and the manager of Balikpapan-Samarinda Toll Road, struggled to meet deadlines of the toll road development. Once completed, we will have an optimum East Kalimantan inter-city transportation of goods and services.
The 99.350-km Balikpapan-Samarinda Toll Road, which will connect Balikpapan and Samarinda, consists of five segments:
a. The 22.025-km Segment 1, km 13 to Samboja;
b. The 30.975-km Segment 2, Samboja to Muara Jawa ;
c. The 17.300-km Segment 3, Muara Jawa to Palaran;
d. The 17.550-km Segment 4, Palaran to Mahkota II Bridge;
e. The 11.500-km Segment 5, km 13 to Sepinggan Airport.
Balikpapan-Samarinda Toll Road has Viability Gap Fund (VGF) segments, i.e., the 33.115-km Segment 1 and 5, as well as the 66.235-km investment segments, i.e., Segment 2, 3 and 4.
PT JBS President Director S.T.H Saragi mentioned that the cumulative progress of the land acquisition until early April 2019 has reached 98.77%. Meanwhile, the construction work of PT JBS has cumulated to 84.99% for Segment 1-km 13, Segment 2, 3, and 4.
He mentioned some barriers but is confident that the toll road will complete in time.
“We periodically make coordinations with the contractor for increased daily productions to reach weekly objectives. We have also coordinated with the planning consultant for an immediate soft soil management,” he said not long ago.
"We prioritize Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) inspite of the massive and rapid toll road development", he continued.
He scheduled Segment 2, 3, and 4A to functionally operate by May 2019 during the 2019 Eid-al Fitr homebound and post-homebound holiday.
“The entire segment is intended to completely operate by Juli 2019,” he declared.
Balikpapan-Samarinda Toll Road will facilitate a 100-km inter-city route, shorter compared to the 150-km public road.
Distance, of course, corresponds to time efficiency. Driving along this National Strategic Project toll road needs only an hour, it used to take 3 to 4 hours.
For more information, please contact:
1. S.T.H. Saragi
PT Jasamarga Balikpapan Samarinda
Pesona Mediterania Balikpapan Baru
Jl. Taman Vinolia Blok P1 No. 9
Gunung Samarinda, Balikpapan Utara
2. Irra Susiyanti
Corporate Communication Department Head
PT Jasa Marga (Persero) Tbk
Plaza Tol Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
Tel. (021) 841 3526 / ext. 117/118