National strategic project: Getaci toll road's fate at the end of Jokowi's administration

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Bisnis Indonesia - Proyek strategis nasional: Nasib tol Getaci di ujung pemerintahan Jokowi

20 July 2023

By: Afifian Asmaasyi


The continuity of the construction of Gedebage-Tasikmalaya-Dawuan toll road AKA Getaci toll road has yet to see the light at the end of the tunnel approaching the end of President Joko Widodo’s administration.

Challenges lie ahead for dozens of national strategic projects (PSNs) at the end of President Jokowi’s administration. The Development Finance Comptroller (BPKP) stated that there were 58 PSNs that have not been constructed.

BPKP Head Muhammad Yusuf Ateh said that his agency found out there were many PSNs that have yet to be completed optimally, especially in the infrastructure sector.

For example, the longest toll road in Indonesia, Getaci toll road.

The toll road will span 206.65 km through two provinces with 171.40 km spanning in West Java and 35.25 km spanning in Central Java.

Getaci toll road consists of 4 sections, namely Section 1 Gedebage Junction-North Garut (45.20 km), Section 2 North Garut-Tasikmalaya (50.32 km), Section 3 Tasikmalaya-Patimuan (76.78 km), and Section 4 Patimuan-Cilacap (34.35 km).

Initially, the construction of the first stage (Gedebage-Tasikmalaya) of Getaci toll road is set to be completed in 2024, while the construction of the second stage (Tasikmalaya-Cilacap) is set to be completed in 2027. So, it will be able to fully operate in 2029.

In reality, the construction is hindered by the cancellation of the toll road concession agreement (PPJT) for the consortium of Jasa Marga (Persero) Tbk, PT Waskita Karya (Persero) Tbk, PT Pembangunan Perumahan (Persero) Tbk, PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk, and PT JasaSarana-PT Daya Mulia Turangga-Gama Group as the winner of the tender.

Getaci toll road construction is predicted to cost around Rp56.20 trillion with a concession of 40 years after the issuance of the work order.

Freeways Director of the Highways Directorate General of the Public Works and Housing (PUPR) Ministry Triono Junoasmono said that the tender would be held after all preparation process has been completed.

“The process [to tender Getaci toll road] is still being studied by the Infrastructure Financing Directorate General. Later, after everything is OK, the tender will be planned,” Trino said to Bisnis.

Moreover, when he was asked about when the tender process could be conducted, the PUPR Ministry stated that they were targeting to hold it at the end of this year or 2024 at the latest.

Coordination of Regional Development and Spatial Planning Deputy of the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs Wahyu Utomo as the Chairperson of the Committee for the Acceleration of Priority Infrastructure Delivery (KPPIP) revealed that the government was still accelerating the completion of the 58 PSNs, including Getaci toll road.

“In line with the direction from the President, please accelerate licensing, land procurement, and financing. If the financing is available, completing the physical [construction] will not be a problem. The most important thing is to start and guarantee that it will not be abandoned,” he said at the media gathering in Jakarta on Thursday (13/7).

Wahyu ensures that the construction of Getaci toll road will be continued through two stages. First, the construction from Gedebage to Tasikmalaya will be prioritised.

Meanwhile, when he was asked about the possibility of Getaci toll road being removed from the list of PSNs, he explained that it was the President’s authority.

“If it cannot be achieved, the President can decide if it will be removed from the PSN list or not. That is his authority, I cannot answer,” he explained.

However, Wahyu explained that removing the PSN status did not necessarily mean stopping the construction process. If the project is an urgent necessity, then the construction could still be carried out.

“[Historically], there is potential [that a project could be removed from the PSN list] as we have removed a project in early 2017. Then, in 2018, we also removed a project. So, we will see how the President sees it,” he said.


Even though the re-tender process of Getaci toll road is set to be held in 2024 at the latest, the PUPR Ministry has yet to list Getaci toll road as a project that will enter the tender preparation stage next year.

The Infrastructure Financing Directorate General of the PUPR Ministry announced that there were 6 toll projects that would enter the tender preparation stage in 2024, including Puncak toll road.

Infrastructure Financing Director General of the PUPR Ministry Herry Trisaputra Zuna said that the total investment value of the six toll roads was predicted to surpass Rp49.47 trillion.

“The roads and bridges sector is preparing 6 projects with a [total] investment that is predicted to reach Rp49.47 trillion,” Herry said at the hearing with House of Representatives (DPR) Commission V in Jakarta on Monday (10/7).

The six projects include Malang-Kepanjen toll road spanning 29.78 km with an investment value of Rp10.04 trillion and Bandung Southern Ring Road spanning 46.2 km with a total investment value of Rp20.24 trillion.

There are also Kohod (Pakuhaji)-Lebakwangi (Neglasari) toll road spanning 12.24 km with a total investment of Rp5.45 trillion and Pluit-Cengkareng toll road spanning 12 km worth Rp8.42 trillion.

Then, there is also Sadang Extension toll road spanning 21.15 km worth Rp5.32 trillion that connects four toll segments of South Japek II toll road to Cipularang, Cipalu, and Patimban Access Toll Road.

Last but not least, there is Puncak toll road that is predicted to span 50.09 km. However, the investment value of Puncak toll road is still being calculated.

Previously, the PUPR Ministry stated that they were still preparing to re-tender Getaci toll road.

PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said that his agency would still work in stages according to the priority. In this case, the construction of the Gedebage-Ciamis segment is prioritised.

 “For Getaci toll road, we will prioritise the segments until Ciamis first,” Basuki said to reporters on Wednesday (7/6/2023).

Basuki ensures that the toll road PSN will be continued so that the project will not be removed from the PSN list.

Hence, the Gedebagi-Ciamis toll segment will span 108 kilometres. Basuki reckoned that the segment was the most urgent and the most needed by the people.

“As it is too long, we will limit it to Ciamis. That is already 108 km, which is the most essential,” he said.

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