Brantas Abipraya Quickly Completes the New Face of the Borobudur Area

09 September 2021

Jakarta, September 9, 2021 - PT Brantas Abipraya (Persero), which is a state-owned company engaged in the construction sector, has proven its seriousness in Indonesia's infrastructure development by contributing to the construction of the Borobudur National Tourism Strategic Area (KSPN) in Magelang, Central Java. It is targeted to be completed in December 2021, through this work, the state-owned construction company, which is known to be the most reliable in the construction of this dam, has also proven its expertise in structuring tourist areas.

"This work is a big idea from the government that we fully support, as an effort to revive the country's economy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Until now, the progress of the work is very good and we are optimistic that it can be completed by the end of the year, "said Miftakhul Anas as Corporate Secretary of Brantas Abipraya.

He added that being included as a National Strategic Project (PSN) in this work, Brantas Abipraya built the Palbalang Gate, which is located as an area marker from the direction of Yogyakarta, the distance from Borobudur Temple is 8 kilometers (KM). The gate, which will have a lion statue icon, will also be equipped with a hall or multipurpose room, management or security room and MEP (Mechanical Electrical & Plumbing), toilets and garden landscaping. In addition, Brantas Abipraya is also completing the Blondo Gate. This is the entrance for Borobudur tourists from Semarang, the distance from Borobudur Temple is approximately 10 KM.

The Blondo Gate will later be decorated with an icon in the form of an image of the Kalpataru Tree which is believed to be the tree of life or the tree of life and hope. Not only that, the same as the Palbalang Gate, at the Blondo Gate will also be equipped with various facilities such as a place of worship (mushola), toilets, bike stations, MEP rooms and parking area managers.

Not only that, now Brantas Abipraya is in a hurry to complete the work in the Limus Gate area. At the largest gate with an area of โ€‹โ€‹2 hectares, not only as a marker of the area from the direction of Purworejo, this gate is also a marker of the area from the direction of Purworejo, this gate also revives the Balkondes (Village Economic Center) namely Kembang Limus Village. Located approximately 4 KM from Borobudur Temple, this gate has many facilities such as souvenir stalls, culinary kiosks, prayer rooms, open stage, toilets, utility and management rooms, a pavilion that can be used as a multi-function hall and a bus parking area. Its existence will certainly support community empowerment in Kembanglimus Village.

Adding to its convenience later, the Kembang Limus Gate will also be equipped with a waste management area with TPS3R technology, namely a waste management system with innovative chopping machine technology. Anas said this was a solution in overcoming the problem of waste and its impacts, especially in tourist areas. Through TPS3R, not only the problem of environmental pollution caused by waste can be reduced, but also products of economic value are produced from the processed waste. Anas also hopes that after the completion of all the gates carried out by Brantas Abipraya it can make it easier for tourists to be more clearly directed at the entrance to Borobudur. Brantas Abipraya was also trusted to organize the Cultural Axis Pathway: Mendut - Pawon - Borobudur. The scope of the work also includes the construction of the Bojong Settlement Environmental Road, the Progo River Edge Pedestrian Path (Skywalk), the Balaputradewa Road Corridor and the Arrangement of Sendang Lanang and Wadon Wanurejo. This street has now become viral in Magelang. The road along the residential area is becoming more and more elegant, decorated with classic street lamps. It didn't stop there, in the process of structuring the Borobudur area, the BUMN which started its portfolio in 1980 by working on the main project for the development of the Brantas River in East Java was also assigned to work on the Arrangement of the Receiving Plate and the Borobudur Temple Concourse route which aims as a transitional space to control the flow of water. visitors (visitor flows) to Borobudur Temple. The work is in the form of improving the quality of the concourse line, structuring the Plaza Receiver (ticketing area) and making the Plaza Dalam. In the Concourse route, 9 panels of educational elements will also be installed as a function of learning the historical, cultural and inspirational values โ€‹โ€‹of Borobudur.

"We are optimistic that we will complete this KSPN with the right quality, right cost and on time. Hopefully all the structuring work at Borobudur Temple can realize a super priority destination in Central Java, and it is hoped that it will be able to increase local economic growth, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic," concluded Anas.