Jakarta: President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inaugurated the Kunciran-Serpong toll road on Friday, December 6, 2019. He hopes the new toll road can ease traffic congestion in Greater Jakarta.
"I often receive complaints from people who commute from Tangerang to Jakarta," President Jokowi said during the inauguration ceremony at the Parigi Toll Gate in Tangerang on Friday afternoon.
According to him, the toll road can help integrate industrial areas in Banten and Jakarta. In addition, it will also connect production areas and distribution centers in the region.
"It means it can help increase our competitives. It will improve investment climate and ease of doing business," President Jokowi explained.
President Jokowi held a working visit to Banten province today. He departed from Atang Sanjaya Airport in Bogor, West Java at 08.10 Western Indonesia Time (WIB).
In the morning, he inaugurated a new polyethylene factory owned by PT. Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk. During the visit, the president was accompanied by several ministers and other cabinet members, including SOEs Minister Erick Thohir, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi and Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono.