Indonesia to spend close to 6.8 bln USD in eight new toll roads hinh anh 1Illustrative photo. (Source: AFP)

Jakarta (VNA) – The Indonesian government has prepared for construction of eight new toll roads to connect the strategic areas and growth centers in Java and Bali at the end of 2020 and early 2021.

The investment for this infrastructure project is estimated at around 100 trillion rupiah (6.76 billion USD) with a total length of toll roads reaching 374km.

The Indonesian government is targeting to build 3,000km new toll roads across the country, said President Joko Widodo. This year, the nation plans to spend 420 trillion rupiah to build the infrastructure projects, including toll roads.

Beside, the eight toll roads, there are some projects in the tender process. Six other road projects are also ready to be auctioned with a total investment of 135.60 trillion rupiah.

From 2015 to June 2019, the Ministry of Public Works and Housing has completed the operation of 985km. So far, toll roads in Indonesia that have been fully constructed and operate have reached 1,780 km./.