August 24, 2021 22:04 PM
[Indonesia CNN News Network]President Jokowi took a “red and white” presidential plane from Yagin Harim Air Force Airport at approximately 07:00 on Tuesday (August 24) to East Kalimantan Province for a working visit and inspected various public Infrastructure activities, including vaccines for toll roads connecting the future National Capital (IKN) area, Balikpapan-Samarinda toll road, Balikpapan-Samboga road section, and inspections of Samarinda and Balikpapan Vaccination status and holding meetings and providing guidance for the Local Leaders Forum (Forkopimda).
In a written statement on Tuesday (August 24), the Director of Press and Media of the Presidential Palace, Bey Machmudin, wrote: The National Junior High School (SMPN 22) inspected the vaccinations held for students in the school,”. The president also held talks and meetings with vaccinators in several other places through video.
During this working visit, the President also presided over the completion and opening ceremony of the Balikpapan-Samboga road section connecting the Balikpapan-Samarinda toll road. In general, the Balikpapan-Samarinda Toll Road is 97.99 kilometers long and is divided into five sections, namely Balikpapan Section 5 (13 kilometers)-Xuepinggan Sepinggan (11.09 kilometers) Section, Balikpapan Section Section 1 (13 kilometers)-Samboja (Km 13), with a total length of 22.03 Km), Samboja-Muara Jawa (Muara Jawa) Section 2 (30.98 Km), Java estuary Muara Jawa-Pa Section 3 (17.30 Km) of the Palaran section and section 4 (16.59 Km) of the Palaran-Samarinda section.
There are 4 toll stations on the Balikpapan-Samarinda Toll Road, namely GT Manggar, GT Karang Joang, GT Samboja and GT Palaran toll stations. In addition, this toll road is also equipped with two A-level rest areas. The rest stops at 37 kilometers in the direction of Balikpapan and 36 kilometers in the direction of Samarinda have been completed and will be operated by PT Jasamarga, a subsidiary of Jasa Marga. Operation management.
With the opening of the Balikpapan-Samarinda toll road, it will promote the interconnection of the two commercial and economically active cities, Balikpapan and Samarinda, complement each other, develop industrial zones, and accelerate the opening of the core area of the National Capital Region ( IKN). (V)