16 November 2021
Inaugurated by President Joko WIdodo, Serang-Panimbang Toll Road Supports Increasing Tourism in Banten Province
PT PP (Persero) Tbk, one of the leading, largest, and leading construction and investment companies in Indonesia (“PTPP”) attended the inauguration of the Serang Panimbang Toll Road located in Banten Province. The inauguration ceremony was inaugurated directly by President Joko Widodo which was symbolically marked by the signing of the inscription. The inauguration ceremony for the Serang Panimbang Toll Road which was held today, Tuesday (16/11) was also attended by the Chairman of Commission V of the DPR RI Lasarus, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, Governor of Banten Wahidin Halim, Lebak Regent Iti Octavia Jayabaya, PTPP President Director Novel Arsyad, PTPP Infrastructure Operations Director Yul Ari Pramuraharjo, PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk President Director, and other officials.
The Serang-Panimbang Toll Road is one of the National Strategic Projects (“PSN”) carried out using the Government and Business Entity Cooperation (“PPP”) scheme. The Serang-Panimbang Toll Road has a road length from Serang City to Panimbang which is located in Pandeglang Regency as far as 83.67 kilometers. This toll road will cross 3 (three) areas, namely: Serang, Lebak, and Pandeglang. In addition to improving connectivity, the purpose of the construction of this toll road is to develop the southern part of Banten Province and increase tourism potential in the Pandeglang-Lebak area including Tanjung Lesung.
The toll road which was inaugurated by President Joko Widodo today, is Section 1 of Serang-Rangkasbitung with a length of 26.5 kilometers where Section 1 connects Serang City with Lebak Regency. The Serang-Panimbang Toll Road will be directly connected to the Trans Java toll road network via the Tangerang-Merak Toll Road. Meanwhile, Section 2 of the 24.17 kilometer Rangkasbitung-Cieleles section and 33 kilometers of Section 3 of the Cileles-Panimbang section are still under construction. The government targets the entire construction of the Serang-Panimbang toll road to be completed and operational by 2023.
In the construction of the Serang-Panimbang Toll Road, PTPP acts as a shareholder in a Joint Venture company named PT Wika Serang Panimbang. In this company, PTPP synergizes with PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk and PT Jababeka Infrastruktur. Apart from being a shareholder in the toll road construction, PTPP is also working on the construction of the Serang-Panimbang Toll Road Interchange construction. The Interchanges that PTPP has worked on include: Cikeusal Interchange of 1,016 kilometers, Lightning/Tunjung Teja Interchange of 0.821 kilometers, and Rangkasbiitung Interchange of 1,253 kilometers.