PT JASA MARGA (Persero) Tbk.
Number : 7/2019 Dated January 8, 2019
After Manado-Bitung Toll Road Functional Operation Ends, PT JMB Proceeds with the Construction
Manado (01/08) - Manado-Bitung Toll Road functional operation ended on Saturday (1/05) at 5 p.m local time. PT Jasamarga Manado Bitung (PT JMB), a business group of PT Jasa Marga (Persero) Tbk., will then proceed with the toll segment development.
During 13 days of functionality, between December 24, 2018 and January 2, 2019, PT JMB reported 5,727 vehicles heading for Bitung from Manado and between January 2, 2019 and January 5, 2019, 6,148 headed for Manado from Bitung but January 5, 2019 had the lowest peak traffic, 2,048 vehicles.
“We functionally operated the road between December 24, 2018 and January 2, 2019 as a lot of people from Manado took Christmas or New Year vacations to Bitung and surroundings. The holiday ended between January 2 and 5, 2019,” said President Director of PT JMB George IMP Manurung.
After functionality ended, George continued, PT JMB will carry on with the Manado-Bitung Toll Road construction. To date, land acquisition for Airmadidi-Danowodu Segment 2A and Danowodu-Bitung Segment 2B has reached 70.44%.
“Segment 2A construction work has reached 76.8%, meanwhile segment 2B had reached 10.6%,” he added.
PT JMB who manages the 39.9-km Manado-Bitung Toll Road, will complete Manado-Bitung Airmadidi-Danowudu Segment 2A by the second quarter of 2019 the latest.
“It is scheduled to fully operate by early 2020,” he concluded.
He explained that once the toll road fully operates, traveling along the toll road will be two times faster than the arterial road, increasing competitive economic costs.
For more information, please contact:
1. George IMP Manurung
PT Jasamarga Manado Bitung
Tamansari Metropolitan Blok C3 6/7
Manado - North Sulawesi
Tel. (0431) 7242780
2. Dwimawan Heru
AVP Corporate Communications
PT Jasa Marga (Persero) Tbk
Plaza Tol Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
Tel. (021) 8413526/ext. 117