Jakarta. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo officially opened a newly-built toll road connecting Soreang and Pasirkoja, abbreviated as Soroja, in Bandung, West Java, on Monday (04/12).
The new 10.5-kilometer toll road, located in southern Bandung, is expected to cut down travel time between both areas to only 12 minutes from a previous two hours.
"Southern Bandung has great potency, it has industry, tourism, immense sport facilities and it's also the center for the Bandung administration," Jokowi said in his speech during the ceremony, as quoted in a statement.
The Rp 1.7 trillion ($119 million) toll road has been built and operated by Citra Marga Lintas Jabar, a joint venture between listed toll road operators Citra Marga Nusaphala Persada and Wijaya Karya.
The road has entrance gates at Margaasih Barat, Margaasih Timur, Kutawaringin Barat, Kutawaringin Timur and Soreang.
The toll road can be accessed for free one week before levies are imposed.
Attendees during the inauguration included Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan and State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno.