Benoa-Nusa Dua Highway Almost 92 Percent Finish


The highway construction project over the water of Benoa-Nusa Dua, Bali, until now is in 92 percent of completion.

“For the physical work, it is 92 percent. Only at third package that is not connected yet,” said the Director of Technique and Operational PT Jasamarga Tol Bali Wiwin Kwintadi Suprapto in Denpasar.

He believed that with 24-hours work involving more than 2.000 workers, the first highway in Bali could be tried out in June 2013.

“Generally we don’t find any obstacle. It is stopped for a while only because of weather,” he said.

The project involving six BUMN with budget up to Rp1,7 trillion is done quickly and it is guaranteed that it will be open before APEC Summit at Nusa Dua, Badung Regency, in October 2013.

“Now, there are some points that are not connected yet. Moreover, road asphalting still waits for the concrete is ready,” said Wiwin accompanied by General Manager PT Pelindo III Benoa Iwan Sabatini.

The project is almost 90 percent laid over the water with pontoon pilling pattern.

In relation to environment impact caused by the big project, Wiwin assured that the project doesn’t destroy the environment because the excavation and dredging done with limestone method.

“It is proved with many wild mangroves grow, many people fishing and many birds catch fish around. I believe that the advantage of this highway is huge and environment damage is zero,” he said.

Wiwin further added that the road of 16,4 kilometer in length and 14 meter wide based on the prior plan is budgeted up to Rp1,7 trillion and the contract is Rp1,5 trillion.

The highway could be passed by four wheels or more vehicles. However, a line for two wheels vehicle has been prepared.

“The ticket plan for motorcycle entering the highway is Rp4.000 and car is Rp10.000. For bus and bigger vehicle, the rate is being discussed,” he said.

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