Jakarta: President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is scheduled to inaugurate the Pekanbaru-Dumai toll road today. The inauguration ceremony will be held virtually.
"The president will inaugurate the toll road from Bogor. Riau Governor Syamsuar and I will be here," Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljanto said in Dumai on Friday morning.
"The report will be given by the governor," the minister added.
According to Minister Basuki, the 131-kilometer toll road is part of the Tran Sumatra Toll Road project. In the next three years, the central government expects to connect Riau and Lampung provinces.
"After that, we will expand the network until Aceh Province," he explained.
Connecting the two largest cities in Riau Province, the Pekanbaru-Dumai toll road consists of six sections, namely Pekanbaru-Minas Section, Minas-South Kandis Section, South Kandis-North Kandis Section, North Kandis-Duri Section, South Duri-North Duri Section and North Duri-Dumai Section.