Pekanbaru - Indonesian President Joko Widodo paid a working visit to Pekanbaru. One of the National Strategic Projects that was reviewed was the Trans-Sumatra Toll Road of the Pekanbaru - Dumai toll road that is being developed by PT Hutama Karya (Persero) today, Friday (21/2). Accompanied by the Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono; Head of BPJT Danang Parikesit; and Managing Director of Hutama Karya, Bintang Perbowo.

Located at the Pekanbaru Toll Gate, during his visit, Jokowi checked the first toll progress in Riau before it was officially opened. President Joko Widodo said that both the government and the community had high hopes that the Permai toll road would be operational, especially in terms of mobilization.

"It is hoped that with the operation of this toll road, everything will be faster. Transport of goods is fast, the transportation of people can also be faster. So we expect toll operations to be faster," said Jokowi.

During his working visit, President Jokowi spent around 20 minutes. In addition to listening to the exposure to the toll road progress, Jokowi also conducted a review at the Pekanbaru toll gate at Muara Fajar.

"I have also received an explanation from HK, they have agreed that by the end of April, the Pekanbaru-Dumai toll road could already be operated," he said.

Hutama Karya as the developer of the Trans-Sumatra Toll Road continues to make its best efforts to complete the construction of the Pekanbaru-Dumai (Permai) toll road in a timely and quality manner. The toll road segment with a length of 131km and divided into six sections are targeted for completion of construction before the Eid 2020.

SEVP Corporate Secretary Hutama Karya, Muhammad Fauzan, said that the progress of the Permai toll road was relatively fast. "The Permai toll road began construction in 2017, and we will finish it soon so that the community can use it on Lebaran homecoming this year. The construction can be said to be fast. At present the total progress is over 90%," explained Fauzan.

This section has also become so special because, in addition to being destined for four-wheeled vehicles, there are also have about 5 special underpass crossings for large Sumatran elephants. This toll road does indeed pass elephant habitat in Bengkalis Regency. The underpass is prepared so that the elephant's cruising path is not interrupted, thus Sumatra's biodiversity will be maintained. To design an elephant crossing path through the underpass, Hutama Karya coordinated with the Riau Natural Resources Conservation Center.


The previous day on Thursday (20/2), Minister Basuki conducted a review of the Permai toll road. Along the toll road starting from the Pekanbaru toll gate that is in section 1 to section 6 in Dumai, Minister Basuki said that seeing the progress that already exists, the Permai toll road can certainly be used during the Idul Fitri homecoming in 2020.

On the same occasion, Minister Basuki appreciated the hard work and smart work of Hutama Karya Group who collaborated to present the best work of Hutama Karya in Sumatra. "One more HK product in Sumatra ... After the Longest toll road, now ... toll roads with better quality." Basuki's message to all construction fighters, Hutama Karya.


In carrying out the construction of this project, Hutama Karya engages its subsidiaries so that an end to end business process occurs and gets optimum benefits from the assignment of the Trans-Sumatra Toll Road, which is carried out by Hutama Karya.

PT HK Infrastruktur (HKI) as the project implementer, implemented the innovative Lean Construction method. Lean Construction applied by IPR has been proven to increase productivity and efficiency, both in terms of time and cost. Lean Construction itself is carried out in several steps, including identification of delays and identification of work breakdown structures (WBS) in the initial work process (current state map) to find out what causes the delay or inefficiency of the remaining work processes that have not been done. In addition, identification and elimination of waste, continued with the application of lean tools and the application of cash programs to time and costs so that it becomes a new work process (future state map).

In addition, PT Hakaaston (HKA) was also entrusted to supply the products needed in the Pekanbaru-Dumai section, namely the use of precast in Section 1 of the Permai Section, including 360 girders and 11,245 m barrier. To meet the asphalt needs in the Pekanbaru - Dumai Toll Road, HKA is supported by five asphalt mixing plants (AMP) located in Palembang, Muara Pajar, Duri, Dumai, and Kandis. At present, the five AMPs continue to support the needs of 1 million tons of asphalt.

The existence of this toll was welcomed by the community. Bima, one of the Pekanbaru residents said that the existence of this toll road was very helpful. "If it is finished, this will help relatives in the Dumai to travel to Pekanbaru, and vice versa. Pekanbaru will be more crowded later, "he said.

SEVP of Corporate Secretary

PT Hutama Karya (Persero)

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