Jakarta: PT Pembangunan Perumahan (Persero) Tbk or PTPP has successfully completed the construction of the the Manado-Danowudu section of the Manado-Bitung toll road.
On Tuesday, the first toll road in North Sulawesi Province was virtually inaugurated by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) from the Bogor Palace.
According to PTPP President Director Novel Arsyad, the existence of this toll road can boost movements of goods and people in the surrounding areas.
Connecting two major cities in North Sulawesi Province the Manado-Bitung toll road can cut travel time significantly between Manado and Bitung.
"Using the national road network, the travel time is around 1.5 hours. Using the toll road, the travel time is about 30 minutes," said Novel in a written statement on Wednesday.
According to him, North Sulawesi Province has a wide range of economic potentials that can continue to be developed, including fisheries, agriculture, plantations, tourism, and so on.
To develop all these potentials, adequate toll road infrastructure support is required.