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June 27, 2012

Bali to build another 4 Toll Roads

Bali Toll Road on Schedule for May 2013 Completion

 The public works and state-owned enterprises ministers on Wednesday officially kicked off the construction of the Benoa-Nusa Dua toll road and Dewa Ruci underpass, the resort island’s latest efforts to cope with the severe traffic congestion that strangles its main tourist route.

The two projects are targeted to be completed by May 2013 in time for the APEC Meeting in 2013 and the Bali Summer Summit in 2013.

The 12-kilometer toll road, which will be built on 18,000 concrete pillars, is estimated to cost IDR 2.49 trillion (US$273.9 million) and a large part of it will run along the island’s southern shoreline.

“This will be the most beautiful toll road in Indonesia and will be a new icon for Bali,” said Akhmad Tito Karim, director of PT Jasa Marga Bali Tol, during the project’s groundbreaking ceremony at Benoa harbor.

The toll road, which will connect Benoa harbor, Ngurah Rai International Airport and the Nusa Dua tourism enclave, is being built under a public-private partnership involving seven state-owned enterprises: PT Jasa Marga Tbk, PT Pelindo III, PT Angkasa Pura I, PT Pengembangan Pariwisata Bali (Bali Tourism Development Corporation ) , PT Wijaya Karya Tbk., PT Adhi Karya Tbk., and PT Hutama Karya.

Bali Toll Road

The Bali administration and the Badung regency administration have also invested IDR 100 billion each in the toll road project.

Besides cars, the toll road will also include a special lane for motorcycles.

The construction of the toll road will occupy 2 hectares of mangrove forest, for which the developer has received an approval from the Forestry Ministry. To compensate for the forest damage, PT Jasa Marga will plant 300,000 mangrove trees along the road.

Meanwhile, the Dewa Ruci underpass will be built on the Dewa Ruci junction, a busy intersection next to Mall Bali Galeria in Kuta. It is the critical point of convergence for traffic to and from the island’s most important tourism sites, including Ngurah Rai International Airport, Nusa Dua, Kuta, Sanur, Denpasar and Ubud. Long and prolonged gridlocks are a common sight at and around the intersection. The underpass will be 450 meters long and is estimated to cost IDR 136 billion from the state budget.

Motorists will not have to pay to use the underpass.

Public Works Minister Djoko Kirmanto said that the construction of the toll road and underpass was part of the government’s master plan for the acceleration and expansion of economic development for Bali and Nusa Tenggara.

“We hope that this infrastructure project will be able to spur economic development in Bali and Nusa Tenggara, which mainly rely on the tourism sector, by providing easier access.”

State-owned Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan said he appreciated the fast realization of this project.

“This project has been planned and prepared swiftly. I hope it can really be completed in 12 months,” he said, stressing that it would be a major achievement given that a 12 kilometer-long toll road in Surabaya, East Java, had taken 12 years to complete.

Bali Toll Road

State toll road company Jasa Marga is optimistic that the 11-kilometer Bali  toll road linking Nusa Dua to Bali’s Ngurah Rai international airport can be completed by May 2013 and operating two months later.

“We are projecting that the elevated toll road that is built over the sea will be able to become fully operational in July 2013,” Jasa Marga director for commercial development Abdul Hadi said on Wednesday.
The groundbreaking ceremony of the Rp 2.3 trillion ($244 million) toll road project took place in December.
Abdul said that the main obstacle faced by the contractor at this point was the various tide levels, but he did not expect a delay.

“We are still optimistic that the physical work can be completed by May 2013,” he stated.
The project is being built by four state construction firms — Wijaya Karya, Adhi Karya, Hutama Karya and Waskita Karya — with about 5 percent of the work completed thus far.
“From our visit last week, all contractors at the four segments have already built the supporting pillars in the sea,” Hadi added.

He said that land purchasing did not pose any serious problem because initial resistance from local residents had died down.
The toll road will have a special lane for motorcycles and a three-tiered elevated intersection. The Nusa Dua-Ngurah Rai-Tanjung Benoa toll will cost between Rp 4,000 and Rp 10,000 per vehicle, and Jasa Marga Bali Toll has a 45-year concession period from the government to operate the road.
Jasa Marga Bali Toll has obtained a Rp 1.6 trillion syndicated loan from a number of state banks led by Bank Mandiri.
Jasa Marga has a 60 percent stake in Jasa Marga Bali Toll.   
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Bali  Akan  Membangun 4 Jalan Toll Lagi, Renon. Pemerintah provinsi Bali menyiapkan rencana pembangunan 4 jalan tol. Ke-4 jalan tol tersebut diantaranya Pertama, tol yang menghubungkan Denpasar-Soka-Jembrana. Kedua, tol yang menghubungkan Kuta-Soka-Tanah Lot-Seririt. Ketiga tol yang menghubungkan Canggu-Beringkit-Purnama dan keempat tol yang menghubungkan Goa Lawah-Karangasem.

Asisten Bidang Ekonomi dan Pembangunan Pemprov Bali, Ketut Wija menyatakan seluruh studi kelayakan pembangunan jalan tol tersebut telah selesai dilakukan sejak beberapa tahun lalu. Permasalahan terbesarnya saat ini adalah pembebasan lahan.

“Kalau pemerintah tentu tidak mempunyai kemampuan, membebaskan tanah itu yang paling mahal di Bali, sekarang kita coba informasikan , kita coba tawarkan kepada perusahaan jalan tol seperti Jasa Marga dan sebagainya, tetapi sampai sekarang masih belum ada ketertarikan,” papar Ketut Wija.

Wija menegaskan pembangunan akses jalan tol ini sangat diperlukan untuk mengatasi kemacetan yang terjadi di Bali. Apalagi saat ini secara rata-rata mobilitas penduduk di Bali pertahun telah mencapai sekitar 11 juta orang.

Dimana penduduk dengan KTP Bali sebanyak 3,9 juta orang, wisatawan mancanegara sekitar 3 juta orang pertahun dan wisatawan domestic mencapai 4 juta orang pertahun. (mlt)

Bali to build another four toll roads

Bali’s provincial government has revealed plans to build another four toll roads in an effort to ease the growing traffic congestion.

Working around a number of obstacles including rising land costs, being near cultural monuments and temples and gaining public support, Assistant for Economic Affairs and Development Ketut Wija, said the feasibility studies for the highway construction have been completed.

“The government has offered the project to toll road making companies like Jasa Marga etc as it does not have the capacity itself,” explained Ketut Wija, “but until now they haven’t received any interest from them.”

Wija confirmed the construction of new toll roads is necessary to overcome the bottle necks in Bali with the number of people in Bali per year reaching approximately 11 million including residents, tourists and domestic arrivals.

The first expressway will link Denpasar to Jembrana, the second will connect Kuta-Soka-Tanah Lot- Seririt. The Canggu Highway is the third planned and the fourth, Purnama Beringkit Highway, will link Goa Lawah with Karangasem.