Improvement of Trans-Sumatra toll road to be completed before Eid: KSP
Jakarta (ANTARA) – An official from the Office of Presidential Personnel (KSP) has assured that the ongoing improvement on the Terbanggi Besar-Pematang Panggang-Kayuagung section of the Trans-Sumatra Toll Road will be completed before Eid al-Fitr scheduled for May.
“The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing has informed that the improvement process of the Trans-Sumatra Toll Road, which includes traffic signs, road markings and improvement of rest areas, can be completed in April 2022. Thus, residents can travel comfortably during the homecoming period,” KSP II Deputy Febry Calvin Tetelepta noted in a press release in Jakarta on Saturday.
Tetelepta made the assurance by chairing a coordination meeting on the assessment of the improvement of the Trans-Sumatra Toll Road in Palembang, South Sumatra on Saturday.
MP KSP said the ministry has made targeted efforts to meet the completion target set in mid-April by allocating more manpower and equipment to speed up the improvement process.
“The previous plan set the June completion target, and the decision to bring forward the April completion target therefore means that additional manpower and equipment will be required,” he said. he explained.
Tetelepta also reminded contractors involved in the improvement process to complete all administrative and technical documentation requirements as well as information related to road improvement progress.
“Successful construction progress must be followed by good legal and administrative management. All aspects relating to the construction must also be ensured,” the KSP MP noted.
The 189.2 kilometer (km) Terbanggi Besar-Pematang Panggang-Kayuagung section of the Trans-Sumatra Toll Road, linking Lampung and Palembang in South Sumatra, had been operational since 2019.
According to the recent on-site observation by KSP staff, several damages were found at terminals 188, 190-191 and 257 km of the toll road.
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