Waskita targets the repair of two Sumatran toll roads to complete before Eid

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08 March 2022


Jakarta – PT Waskita Karya (Persero) Tbk or Waskita is targeting to complete the reparations of two toll segments on Trans Sumatra toll road (JTTS), namely Terbanggi Besar-Pematang Panggang-Kayu Agung toll segment and Kayu Agung-Palembang-Betung toll segment, before Eid in 2022.

The reparation of Terbanggi Besar-Pematang Panggang-Kayu Agung toll segment that spans 189 kilometres and contains rigid pavement as well as flexible pavement is planned to be completed by April 2022. The toll segment that is part of JTTS is one of the crucial segments that support mobility effectiveness and efficiency in Sumatra, especially approaching Eid.

Moreover, Kayu Agung-Palembang-Betung (Kapal Betung) toll segment phase 1 spanning 42.5 kilometres will also be repaired, including its potholes. Kapal Betung toll segment is managed by Waskita Toll Road’s subsidiary, PT Waskita Sriwijaya Tol (WST).

During his work visit to Terbanggi Besar-Pematang Panggang-Kayu Agung toll segment recently, Waskita Director of Operation II Bambang Rianto said that the project team was focusing on the damaged parts of the toll segment.

“The project team is focused on repairing damaged toll roads so that they can meet the minimum service standards (MSS) in order to guarantee the safety and comfort of toll road users to support the mobility of citizens during Eid homecoming,” Bambang Rianto revealed in his official statement in Jakarta on Monday (7/3).

Furthermore, Bambang hopes that the direction of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Minister Basuki Hadimuljono regarding the toll segment reparations can be realised.

Waskita Sriwijaya Tol President Director, Herwidiakto, when he was accompanying Bambang Rianto, added that this company was targeting to fix the potholes, no matter how small, that are identified on Kayu Agung-Palembang-Betung toll segment.

“If new holes are found, they will be closed with Baro Baro cold mix asphalt from South Korea in less than 24 hours. That target exceeds the minimum service standards for toll road maintenance at 2x24 hours,” Herwidiakto affirmed.

“We are optimistic about Kapal Betung toll segment having zero potholes in the future,” he stated.


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