Jokowi Inaugurates Becakayu Highway

Achmad Zulfikar Fazli    •    03 November 2017 13:29 WIB
transportation
Jokowi Inaugurates Becakayu Highway
The toll road will improve traffic flow between Bekasi and Jakarta. (Photo:MTVNAchmad Zulfikar Fazli)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo headed the inauguration ceremony for the Bekasi-Cawang-Kampung Melayu (Becakayu) highway in Bekasi, West Java on Friday, November 3, 2017.

The event was attended by State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno, Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono and Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi. It was also attended by Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and West Java Vice Governor Deddy Mizwar.

The project was started by PT Kresna Kusuma Dyandra Marga in 1996. The contruction was then resumed by the state-owned company in 2014.

The 1B and 1C sections will be operational this weekend. The remaining sections will be completed gradually, 

"We will monitor the progress. You should believe the government," Jokowi said.

The toll road will improve traffic flow between Bekasi and Jakarta. The transportation infrastructure will reduce traffic congestion up to 10-20 percent.



(WAH)