For around eight years, this large sea toll road project has been implemented, but the results have not been maximized
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Secretary of President University Foundation Jony Oktavian Haryanto has emphasized the optimization of the sea toll road project to support the distribution of goods.

"For around eight years, this large sea toll road project has been implemented, but the results have not been maximized," Jony Oktavian Haryanto said during a briefing of NEXT Summit : Global Change and Rebuilding Collaboration” here, Monday.

He noted that President Joko Widodo had developed a sea toll road that aims to make the distribution of goods efficient throughout Indonesia, an archipelagic country consisting of more than 17,000 islands.

Ports have been built on a large scale but, large ships are still rare because very few commodities/products can be shipped, he said.

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Even if there are, commodities/products that can be brought when returning to a port of origin, the ship will be empty or not sufficient for the minimum volume because there is no product from the area where the ship was last docked that can be brought back to be traded.

Regarding that, Haryanto said import and export activities with other countries are inefficient because they have to go through big ports in Jakarta or Surabaya to be transferred to small ships to areas throughout Indonesia.

"For that, we need an initiation of cooperation that embraces many parties so that the infrastructure that has been built can be maximized and become a stepping stone to the growth of traded strategic commodities," he said.

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The Industrial areas in indonesia that handle the production of these traded strategic commodives have become crucial.

For example, the Jababeka industriel area in Cikarang has grown by 1.5 million in population, 2000 more multinationals from 20 countries are located there, and the GDP in Jababeka Cikarang has reached USD 35 billion or USD 35,000 per capita per year. This compares to the National Indonesia GDP of IDR 4000 per capita.

With the new Industrial area, new industries will emerge so that significant content will be created to create other areas, Haryanto said.

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