Jakarta (ANTARA) - PT Waskita Karya yet again secured new contracts valued at a total of Rp3.2 trillion in September 2020, predominantly from government infrastructure development projects.

"We are entrusted with building several irrigation infrastructure projects, roads and bridges, as well as a Drinking Water Supply System (SPAM)," Waskita Karya Director of Operations II Bambang Rianto noted in a statement here on Thursday.

Rianto expounded that several contracts for irrigation infrastructure projects in September comprised construction of the Jragung Dam package I worth Rp733 billion, Tapin Irrigation for South Kalimantan, and the Package 5 Leuwikeris Dam construction project.

"Apart from the three projects, Waskita has been declared the winner of other project bids," he remarked.

Waskita Karya additionally won the bidding for road construction projects, including for the Sofi - Wayabula Road in North Maluku, SP Blusuh Road in Central Kalimantan, and Cerme - Gresik Road in East Java.

The state-owned construction company also bagged contracts for the Kayu Agung - Palembang - Betung Toll Road and the Jakarta - Cikampek Selatan Package 3 Toll Road development projects.

Thus, Waskita Karya has currently secured new contracts valued at Rp12.2 trillion, including several other major infrastructure projects, such as the Ciawi - Sukabumi Toll Road, Pasuruan - Probolinggo Toll Road, Jakarta Coastal Capital strengthening, and Rentang irrigation network.

Additionally, Waskita Karya will continue to pursue the acquisition of new contracts until the end of 2020 and is optimistic of achieving the target despite being constrained by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We focus on infrastructure projects, especially those originating from external markets and continue to increase our diversification into several types of new projects, such as piping and regional development," he stated.

In the fourth quarter, Waskita Karya is targeting additional new contracts for development projects, such as toll road projects in Sumatra, East Kalimantan, and Jakarta.

In addition, the company is partaking in a tender process for development of a commercial center at a value of Rp1 trillion in a Southeast Asian country.

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Editor: Sri Haryati
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