Indonesia to open 392 km of new expressway in 2017

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An Indonesian minister said on Monday that the government has set a target to open 392 km of new toll roads in 2017, adding the total new toll roads opened by the government since 2015 to 567.9 km.

Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said that the new toll roads scheduled for operation this year would come from 34 toll road projects across the nation.

The minister said that his ministry has set target to open 1,182.7 km of new toll roads by 2018, extending to 1,851 km by 2019.

“So it would be exceeding from our new toll road target initially set at 1,000 km within 5 years,” the minister said in Batang, Central Java.

The new toll roads scheduled to commence services this year would connect provinces in Java and Sumatra with several others to connect Jakarta and its outskirt areas, the minister said. (PNA/Xinhua)

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