Waskita targets the Palembang section of KAPB Toll Road

BigBussiness – PT Waskita Karya (Persero) Tbk is targeting the Kayuagung-Palembang – Betung (KAPB) toll project, which will operate in 2023. This is after they have completed the construction of 42.5 km.

In his remarks during the breakthrough of the KAPB toll road for Palembang – Betung section in Banyuasin, Palembang, South Sumatra, PT Waskita Karya (Persero) Tbk President Destiawan Soewardjono said that Waskita has operated part 1 of the three since the beginning of April 2020 sections of this toll road.

“Namely the Kayu Agung – Palembang section (up to Jakabaring) with a length of 33.5 km free, and is Waskita’s contribution to the people of South Sumatra in particular, and we will complete it in the near future as long as 9 km,” said Destiawan Soewardjono in a press release received by Suara. com, Friday, (16/6/2020).

Later, Destiawan continued, it will be connected from Kayu Agung to the eastern highway. So that the total length that should work is 42.5 km

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Meanwhile, according to Director of Operation II of PT Waskita Karya (Persero) Tbk, Bambang Rianto, the construction of this project is expected to reduce traffic congestion on the eastern route to Palembang – Jambi.

“This toll road can reduce the distribution of goods and the mobility of vehicles. If it goes through a normal road, it will take 2 to 3 hours with this toll road in just 20 minutes,” said Bambang Rianto.

In addition, this toll road construction can support economic growth in the area around the toll road

The groundbreaking event was also attended by BPJT Commander Danang Parikesit, Director General of the Highways of the Ministry of PUPR Hendy Rahadian, Governor of South Sumatra Herman Deru, Head of the South Sumatra DPRD Anita Noeringhati, South Sumatra Muspida Ranks, and PT Waskita Sriwijaya Tol.

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