Toll Road to Access Kertajati Airport under Design Process

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BANDUNG, thepresidentpost.com – The development of Cileunyi-Sumedang-Dawuan (Cisumdawu) toll road begins to reach the West Java International Airport (BIJB) Kertajati, Majalengka Regency. PT Jasa Sarana is currently designing an access turnpike from Cisumdawu to Kertajati Airport.

The coordination has been done with the Toll Road Regulatory Agency (BPJT) of the Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Ministry, Lintas Marga Sedaya (LMS) as the operator of Cikampek-Palimanan Highway (Cipali), and consortium Citra Karya Jabar Tol (CKJT) as the developer of the Cisumdawu turnpike.

“At the same time, we also coordinate with Majalengka local government to determine the route of turnpike to the airport,” said President Director of PT Jasa Sarana, Mulyadi, in Bandung, on Wednesday (7/5).

Mulyadi added that the coordination with BPJT was done to decide whether the toll road should start from Cipali or Cisumdawu to get the Kertajati Airport. The coordination with the Majalengka local government was done to review the three points possible as the starting point of the turnpike.

“The coordination with CKJT is related to the financing the acquisition of some portion of land area, whether it would be prepared by the West Java Provincial Government with equity participation to Jasa Sarana or by the consortium,” he explained.

The Cisumdawu toll road is built as the main access to the Kertajati Airport which is targeted to commence operation by the end of 2018. Based on BPJT data as of April 2017, the development of Cisumdawu toll road shows quite encouraging progress, especially the construction of section II connecting Tanjungsari and Sumedang which has reached 79.10%. In overall, the progress of the Cisumdawu turnpike development is now 21.8%.

“The land acquisition and the construction of section I and section II are entirely the responsibility of the government, while the section III, IV, V and VI are the consortium’s responsibility,” Mulyadi said.

Meanwhile, the land acquisition process continues to show improvement. Mulyadi said that the Cileunyi-Tanjungsari section of 14.7 km has reached 69.85%, the second section of 19.2 km Tanjungsari-Sumedang reaches 95.26%, the section III of 3.15 km Sumedang-Cimalaka reaches 98.08 %, and the section IV of 8.2 km Cimalaka-Legok reaches 1.64%. “The rest is still under process,” he added.

West Java Regional Secretary (Sekda) Iwa Karniwa said he has applied to BPJT for the permit to construct the toll road to access the Kertajati Airport although a few number of residents in Majalengka Regency are still rejecting it. So, when there is no rejection anymore, the permit will be ready whenever needed.

“Later, the airport multimodal terminal will integrate the transportation services needed by the passengers as well as the logistics companies,” he said. (SND/TPP)