SOE Minister Erick Thohir Examining Jasa Marga's Readiness for Supporting the Implementation of Indonesia's G20 Presidency in 2022

1/4/2022 7:17:43 AM
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PRESS R​​ELEASE
PT Jasa Marga (Persero) Tbk​ ​
No. ​146​​/2021​
​​​​​​​​Date 2​8 December 2021​​​​​​

Benoa (28/12),The Bali Mandara Toll Road, which is managed by a subsidiary of PT Jasa Marga (Persero) Tbk, PT Jasamarga Bali Tol (JBT), was recently subjected to a review by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, and a number of ministers in early December 2021. The review was conducted to ensure that the road is ready to support the implementation of the upcoming 2022 G20 Indonesia President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, and a number of ministers in early December 2021. The review was conducted for ensuring that the road is ready for supporting the implementation of the upcoming 2022 G20 Indonesia Presidency.


The Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN), Erick Thohir, and his team conducted this review in order to keep track of the progress of the landscaping and beautification work on the Bali Mandara Toll Road, which was completed in September. As a result, the Bali Mandara Toll Road plays a vital role in connecting the golden triangle of Ngurah Rai, Benoa, and Nusa Dua, allowing for more efficient and faster travel times and distances between these locations. Subakti Syukur, President Director of Jasa Marga, and Reza Febriano, Business Director of Jasa Marga, as well as PT JBT President Director I Ketut Adiputra Karang, were in attendance for the evaluation.


The Minister of SOE, Erick Tohir, during his visit, requested that Jasa Marga and the company PT JBT re-assure him that the plants to be utilized in the reforestation program on the Bali Mandara Toll Road will be able to live in compliance with the environmental circumstances on the toll road itself.

“Ensuring the selected plant species do not endanger road users because their safety is still the main priority. For watering the garden can also using technology. In addition for conducting reforestation, all toll gates must be carried out with fires," said Erick.


During his presentation, Subakti Syukur, President Director of Jasa Marga, stated that the company's assistance for the 2022 G20 Indonesia Presidency is also in accordance with the company's objective to achieving long-term sustainable toll road infrastructure. As a result, PT JBT has undertaken a number of beautification projects, the most of which have involved the planting of trees and plants in accordance with the objectives of Jasa Marga's Social and Environmental Responsibility program, which is based on the Sustainable Development Goals.



"Toll roads are being built and operated in a more environmentally friendly manner, with air pollution being reduced, noise absorption increased, and wind being broken to lessen the impacts of wind blows on motorists being a concrete embodiment of this effort. As a result, not only for the sake of beauty, but also for the sake of the safety and comfort of road users, "Subakti expressed herself.


In addition for planting mangroves surrounding the Ngurah Rai Interchange, PT JBT will also carry out reforestation through building a garden in the toll gate area (GT) and planting ornamental in the median of the road, according to I Ketut Adiputra Karang, the director of PT JBT.


"Originally scheduled to be completed in August 2022, the completion of the full Bali Mandara Toll Road beautifying scheme will now be completed in June 2022, rather than August 2022 as originally planned. Currently, numerous preliminary stages of development, including the planting of Blue Grass and Jepun Bali at Benoa Access, inclusive of the preliminary building of a park at the Toll Gate (GT) Benoa and the GT Nusa Dua, are underway. A variety of plants from other countries, including Japan and Bali, Yellow Palm and Bakung Laut, Bougenvile and Naupaka, would be used later in the development of a garden at the toll gate "He went on to say more.


Adi stated that PT JBT has also produced many sculptures in the form of statues of Balinese dancers, which can be found at the Ngurah Rai Access and the Nusa Dua Access, among other locations. In addition, we will be concentrating on facility maintenance and toll road development, such as repainting railings, concrete barriers, and piles, among other things.


"We continuing the periodic maintenance work such as scrapping, filling, overlaying (SFO), expansion joints, and toll road pavement restoration in order for further improving the safety and comfort of road users," Adi stated.


According to PT JBT, the average daily traffic (LHR) throughout December 2021 grew by 14 percent when compared to the average daily traffic (LHR) throughout November 2021.We expecting for conducting the landscaping and beautifying work, we will be able for increasing the quality of PT JBT's services to those who utilize the Bali-Mandara toll road.
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PT Jasa Marga (Persero) Tbk.
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