Gov't Inaugurates Three Sea Tolls

Annisa ayu artanti    •    Rabu, 04 Nov 2015 14:50 WIB
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Gov't Inaugurates Three Sea Tolls
Minister of Transportation Ignasius Jonan (3rd L) in the officiation of the sea tolls in Tanjung Priok Port, North Jakarta, November 4th, 2015. (Photo: MTVN/Annisa Ayu Artanti)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: Minister of Transportation Ignasius Jonan today inaugurates three sea tolls as an effort to increase public services for product shipments.

According to the minister, with the sea tolls, the availability of goods and needs of the people on the foremost, secluded and unreachable areas can be fulfilled, especially on the eastern side of Indonesia, with the disparity of prices similar to the western part of Indonesia. 

"With the initiation of sea tolls, it is hoped that the availability of goods and needs of the people in the eastern part of Indonesia especially, can be served with the equal number of goods in the western part," said Jonan as he officiated the sea tolls in the Passengers' Terminal of Tanjung Priok Port, Jakarta, Wednesday (11/4/2015).

Jonan explained that the sea tolls were initiated with the scheme of Public Service Obligation (PSO) as much as Rp257,907,959,000 with six units of vessels. However, due to the limitation of time and availability of PT. Pelni's (Persero) fleet, then there are only three units of ships for three routes, with a subsidy of Rp30 billion.

The three arrangements for each route are: 

1. Route Code T-1: Tanjung Perak - Tual - Fak fak - Kaimana - Timika - Kaimana - Fak fak - Tual - Tanjung Perak. (Operated by KM. Caraka Jaya Niaga III-32).

2. Route Code T-4: Tanjung Priok - Biak - Serui - Nabire - Wasior - Manokwari - Wasior- Nabire - Serui - Blak - Tanjung Priok. (Operated by KM. Caraka Jaya Niaga Ill-22).

3. Route Code T-6: Tanjung Priok - Kijang - Natuna - Kijang - Tanjung Priok. (Operated by KM. Caraka Jaya Niaga III-4).
(WIL)