Will Become the Most Beautiful Toll Road in Indonesia, Brantas Abipraya Optimistic to Complete the Cisumdawu Toll Road by the End of 2021

09 September 2020

Jakarta, 9 September 2020 - In improving the country's economy, of course it cannot be separated from the need for infrastructure. Toll road construction is key, this is because the existence of toll roads can make it easier for four-wheeled riders on their way. PT Brantas Abipraya (Persero) which is a red plate construction company has also strengthened its role as a development agent through one of its business units, Abipraya Toll. Also building the Cileunyi-Sumedang-Dawuan or Cisumdawu Toll Road, Abipraya is optimistic that the toll road construction built under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) scheme will be completed by the end of next year.

"Even in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, we still need to do it. Of course, by prioritizing quality, quality and K3 (Occupational Health and Safety). We strictly enforce health protocols so that the progress of work is not hampered by this outbreak. We continue to guard it so that it will be completed by the end of 2021 "said Herman Dwi Haryanto as General Manager of Abipraya Toll.

Herman added, the 61.72 kilometer (KM) Cisumdawu toll road is divided into 6 sections, namely Section 1, namely Cileunyi-Rancakalong (11.45 KM), Section 2 of Rancakalong-Sumedang (17.05 KM). These two Sections are undertaken by the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) as part of the Viability Gap Fund. This is done to increase the feasibility of investing in the toll road. Meanwhile for Section 3 Sumedang-Cimalaka (4.05 KM), Section 4 Cimalaka-Legok (8.20 KM), Section 5 Legok-Ujungjaya (14.90 KM) and Section 6 Ujungjaya-Dawuan (6.07 KM) are being worked on by the Toll Road Business Entity (BPJU) and PT Citra Karya Jabat Tol (PT CKJT).

In Section 3-6, PT Brantas Abipraya (Persero) has 24% share ownership in the Join Venture. With a total length of 33.22 KM toll roads in this section, Abipraya strengthens its commitment to supporting infrastructure development to improve the country's economy by participating in the construction of the Cisumdawu Toll road for Section 5B and Section 6B which will be carried out by the Operations Division 3 Brantas Abipraya. The completion is also targeted to be fully operational in 2021 with an estimated daily vehicle volume of 21,118 vehicles.

Visited by the Minister of PUPR, Basuki Hadimuldjono on Monday (7/9), he said that land acquisition was hampered and Basuki expressed his appreciation to all parties who have worked hard to accelerate the completion of the toll road which is one of the National Strategic Projects (PSN).

This toll road, which is predicted to be the most beautiful toll road in Indonesia in terms of contour and visual, is expected to improve connectivity between the central and northern regions of West Java so as to cut logistics costs. Not only that, the existence of the Cisumdawu Toll Road will later be able to shorten the travel time from Bandung to West Java International Airport in Kertajati, Majalengka to 1 hour from the previously required travel time of 3.5 hours.

Also present were Operations Director 1 Brantas Abipraya, Catur Prabowo during the visit of the PUPR Minister at the Cisumdawu Toll Road project (7/9). He also said that drivers who cross this toll road will definitely have a pleasant experience, because they can enjoy the charming expanse of rice fields. Moreover, the route also passes through hills and three volcanic mountains, namely Tamponas, Manglayang and Patuha.