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Indonesia is tendering toll roads for 10 billion US dollars

The Indonesian Ministry for Public Works and Housing (PUPR) has announced that it will tender nine toll road projects with a total length of 380 kilometers for more than 10 billion US dollars (US $) in 2020. According to media reports, the projects are to be carried out as Public Private Partnerships (PPP). Originally, only six new toll roads were planned for 2020.

Seven of the nine projects are planned in West Java, one in Central Java and one in Bali. Among other things, it concerns the connection of ports and industrial zones. The aim is to reduce logistics costs, which make up 23.5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). In the World Bank's Logistics Performance Index (LPI) from 2018, the archipelago ranks 46th worldwide and thus partly well behind Thailand (32), Vietnam (39) and Malaysia (41). In terms of infrastructure overall, the country ranks 55th.

Indonesia's tenders for toll roads (investment in millions of US $)

route

province

Length (km)

investment

Cikunir – Karawaci

Banten

40,0

1.850

Cikunir-Ulujami

DKI Jakarta

21,5

1.400

Gilimanuk-Mengwi

Bali

95,5

1.400

Kamal-Teluk-Naga-Rajeg

Banten

39,2

1.300

Semanan-Balaraja

Banten

32,4

1.100

Sentul Selatan – Karawang

West Java

61,5

1.070

Semarang Harbor Toll Road

Central Java

21,3

850

Bogor-Serpong

West Java

31,2

630

Patimban Port Access

West Java

37,7

450

According to the ministry's strategic plan for 2020 to 2024, 2,500 km of new toll roads are to be built during this period. However, similar objectives have been clearly missed in the past. According to the ministry, there are currently 1,500 km of toll roads.