It will only take about one to two hours to get from Lubuk Linggau city (in South Sumatra province) to Bengkulu city (in Bengkulu province) by road.

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) is trying to speed up the construction of the Lubuk Linggau – Curup – Bengkulu toll road to improve the local economy and connectivity.

“The construction of the toll road will reduce logistics costs and delivery times for goods and services. Moreover, the infrastructure will encourage the growth of new economic centers,” PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said in a statement on Sunday.

The Lubuk Linggau – Curup – Bengkulu Toll Road, which is part of the Trans Sumatra Toll Road, is 95.8 kilometers (km) long.

The road is operated by the state-run Toll Roads Business Entity (BUJT) PT Hutama Karya (Persero).

It is divided into three sections, including the Lubuk Linggau – Kepahiang section (54.5 km), the Kepahiang – Taba Penanjung section (23.7 km) and the Taba Penanjung – Bengkulu section (17.6 km).

“The construction progress of the Taba Penanjung – Bengkulu section has reached 96.51%. The section is expected to be completed and operated in the near future. Meanwhile, the Lubuk Linggau – Kepahiang and Kepahiang – Taba Penanjung sections are still at the preparation stage” informed the minister.

He expressed the hope that the construction of the toll road, which is integrated with the development of Baai Port, can benefit the local government, businessmen and the community to increase the regional economy and facilitate tourists. visiting Bengkulu province.

“It will only take about one to two hours to get from Lubuk Linggau city (in South Sumatra province) to Bengkulu city (in Bengkulu province) by road,” he said. he declares.

Hadimuljono said his party continues to accelerate the construction of infrastructure that connects production centers to areas with high development potential.

Moreover, building infrastructure can open up new business opportunities, create jobs and accelerate value addition for the people’s economy.

Meanwhile, the total length of the Trans Sumatra toll road network is 2,837 km. It consists of a 1,913 km main toll road and a 924 km feeder toll road.

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