Hungary welcomes selection of Roatex for Indonesian e-toll project

Hungary welcomes selection of Roatex for Indonesian e-toll project

Cimanggis-Cibitung toll road. (ANTARA/HO Waskita Toll Road)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Hungarian government, through its embassy in Jakarta, has welcomed the selection of Hungarian company Roatex Zrt by the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing for implementing an electronic tolling project in Indonesia.

“I am very proud and excited that following long years of preparatory work, Hungary can contribute to Indonesia’s infrastructure development in the toll road sector!” Hungarian Ambassador to Indonesia, Judit Pach, posted on Twitter.

In a statement received here on Friday, the Hungarian Embassy in Jakarta said the multi-lane free-flow electronic payment system project is an important milestone and an example of the strengthening bilateral ties between Hungary and Indonesia.

“The Embassy is confident that as a result of this joint cooperation, the number of traffic jams on Indonesian roads will be soon be reduced and an efficient MLFF e-toll system will be established,” it stated.

The cooperation between both countries in the sector began four years ago in 2017, when the Hungarian government offered to conduct a preliminary feasibility study on the MLFF project, “rooted in Hungarian expertise and best practices yet still tailor-made to the specific needs of Indonesia”.

The preliminary feasibility study was submitted to Indonesia in 2019, following which Roatex began working with experts from the Indonesian Toll Road Authority (BPJT) and the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing.

In March, 2019, Minister Basuki Hadimuljono invited the company to prepare a detailed feasibility study for the project's implementation as per the ‘Priority Right Framework’ requirements.

After submitting the detailed feasibility study, which was entirely designed to fit the specific requirements and conditions of Indonesia, in September, 2019, the MLFF tender was announced in May, 2020. Roatex participated as the initiator of the project.

Following a technical and financial evaluation, the Ministry announced on January 27, 2021 that Roatex had won the MLFF tender.

The implementation of the MLFF system in Hungary resulted in well-maintained toll roads, a significant increase in government income, reduction in traffic jams, and the establishment of a comfortable, user-friendly system providing a structured and transparent tolling environment, which greatly reduced the potential for abuse.

“Planning to implement the MLFF system with the involvement of Indonesian companies, Roatex has been working together with Indonesian experts for a long time from both the private and governmental spheres, and has an in-depth knowledge regarding the Indonesian toll road environment,” the Embassy stated. (INE)

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