Surabaya, E Java (ANTARA News) - The State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Rini Soemarno said the Trans Java Toll Road will be opened to the public on Friday, Dec 21.

"Maybe tomorrow morning it (Trans Java Toll Road) will open to the public," Minister Rini told the media crew in Surabaya on Thursday.

She further explained that the Trans Java Toll Road had already been certified and is in full good condition, so that the public could pass it.

"Alhamdulillah (Thank God), the road is ready and get certification to be able to be passed by the public," the minister said when attending the launch of the Trans Java Toll Expedition group.

The Trans Java Toll Road, which will be opened to the public on Friday morning, was previously ready to be opened by President Joko Widodo, today.

The Trans Java Toll Road Expedition held by the Ministry of SOEs was part of a series of events on the inauguration of the Trans Java Toll Road by the President.

The Trans Java Toll Road which will be opened for the public includes seven Trans Java toll roads, including Batang-Semarang along 75 kilometers (Km), Semarang- Solo Salatiga-Kartasura Segment along 31 Km, Ngawi-Kertosono-Kediri Wilangan-Kertosono Segment 37,9 Km, Gempol-Pasuruan Pasuruan-Grati Segment along 14 Km and Pemalang-Batang along 39.2 Km, Surabaya-Gempol, and Jombang-Mojokerto.

According to data reported by Jasa Marga, the total length of the seven Trans Java toll roads has reached around 199.55 kilometers.

The Trans Java Toll Road connects Jakarta with Surabaya and has a total overall length of around 760 Kilometers.

Reporting by Aji Cakti, Eliswan A

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